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I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I speak and write in Spanish and English. I speak and write with an accent. I call the Pacific Northwest my second home.
I am an Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of Olympia.
I did my theological graduate studies at Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry. Most of my work through seminary was a strong percolation of Postcolonial and Liberation Theology with 3 shots of Theopoetics. The global realities of diaspora, exile, and border-crossing are lenses through which I engage in meaning making.
Narrative,Â stories, and poetry are faithful companions in my preaching and spiritual direction. I am more of a Christmas Christian than an Easter one. By that I mean for that for me incarnation, embodiment and physicality are at the core of my faith. I dwell in the unimaginable gift of holiness and sacredness and divine presence in the things and people in the world. Grit and Grace. Rugged Faith.
I am haunted by the question of God.
I have facilitated conversations and curated events about Creative Liturgy, Engaged Spirituality, Intentional Community, Parenting, Creative Family Life, Inter-Cultural Competency, Spirituality and Social Justice, Street Art and Theology, Neo-Monasticism.
I am a trainer and consultant with the College for Congregational Development in the Diocese of Olympia.
I unashamedly drive a mini-van.
“To conclude is not in the nature of the enterprise.”Â
– Rev. John Ames, Gilead by Marilynne Robinson