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Nuevo Amanecer Conference explores Latino/Hispanic Ministries in The Episcopal Church

June 29, 2010

Two nationally known speakers - the Rev. Alberto Cutié, best-selling author/columnist/TV personality, internationally known as Padre Alberto, and the Rev. Miguelina Espinal of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark - will be the keynote speakers at Nuevo Amanecer, a three-day Episcopal Church conference exploring Latino/Hispanic ministry.

The keynoters will join a faculty of experts in addressing the conference theme: Nuestra Vision: Nuestra Mision en Accion/Our Vision: Our Mission In Action. The conference will be held November 14 – 17 at Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville NC

"There is much excitement among our leaders, as we experience the implementation of the Episcopal Church"s Strategic Vision for Reaching Latinos/Hispanics," explained the Rev. Canon Anthony Guillén, Episcopal Church Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministry. "Nuevo Amanecer will bring together seasoned lay and clergy leadership of the church as well as persons just embarking in the ministry. We will learn from each other and be inspired as we take the next steps in growing our church communities. This conference will empower leaders and will provide tools to develop an efficient and productive framework for Latino/Hispanic Ministry."

Clergy, diocesan missioners, parish staff, church planters and lay leaders are invited to expand their knowledge by sharing best practices and exploring new methods of stewardship, church growth and evangelism. Participants will learn strategies and ideas for starting and strengthening Latino/Hispanic congregations.

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Meet the keynoters

The Rev. Alberto Cutié, best-selling author/columnist/TV personality, internationally known as Padre Alberto, hosted a popular, Spanish-speaking secular talk show both on radio and television. He served as General Director and President of Pax Catholic Communications, a multimedia ministry of the Archdiocese of Miami. Cutié was recently received into the Episcopal Church and installed as Priest-in-Charge of Church of the Resurrection in Biscayne Park, FL.

The Rev. Miguelina Espinal, Priest-in-Charge of Church of the Epiphany, Orange, NJ, served in the Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic in various capacities for several years. She has served as member of Latino/Hispanic Ministry Council of Advice; Associate Rector of St. Paul"s Church in Paterson, NJ and served as the Episcopal Church Associate Program Officer for Young Adult Ministries & Leadership Recruitment.


The Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ in 109 dioceses and three regional areas in 16 nations. The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.


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