Hispanic Ministries Program Staff

 

Ivette García

Ivette García is the Admissions and Program Manager of the Hispanic Ministries Program and was the first recipient of the Hispanic Ministry Program Fellowship. Ivette has served on staff at Templo Calvario Church, a primarily Hispanic bilingual and bicultural church in Santa Ana, CA. For eight years she served in the office of Leadership Development and Spiritual Formation. She graduated in May 2016 from Gordon-Conwell with an a Master of Arts (Theology) and a Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Vanguard University of Southern California and has a Certificate of Pastoral Studies from Latin American Bible Institute in La Puente, CA. Her passion is to see people come to Christ, be successfully discipled, trained and commissioned for service in the Body of Christ.    

Daniel Montañez

Daniel Montañez is the third recipient of the Hispanic Ministry Fellowship and is a current Master of Divinity (M.Div.) student. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with a minor in Music from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. For six years, he has served in college and young adult ministries in the areas of worship, evangelism, and discipleship. He currently serves as the Young Adults Pastoral Intern at Congregación Leon de Juda in Boston, MA. His passion is to work with high school and college students who seek answers to the tough questions about the Christian faith.

Karina Loayza

Karina is the recipient of the Gordon-Conwell Full-Tuition Scholarship and is a current Master of Arts in Old Testament (MAOT) student. She is an Admissions Representative of the Hispanic Ministries Program since Fall 2014. Before arriving to Gordon-Conwell, she worked as consultant engineer in the area of water resources management for an Australian company in Lima-Peru for seven years. She was also very committed in her local church in the area of discipleship and teaching ministry. Her desire after graduation is to go back to Peru to help in the developing of young leaders. She loves traveling around the Andes and wants to be part of what the Lord is doing among her people.

Niki Noel

Niki Noel is one of the Admissions Representatives of the Hispanic Ministries Program since Fall 2014. Born and raised in New England, she is a graduate from Endicott College, where she majored in Psychology with a concentration in Human Services and minored in Spanish. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and a Master of Arts in Counseling (MACO) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Outside of school, Niki enjoys reading, traveling, and playing soccer.

Omar Anaya

Omar Anaya is the fourth recipient of the Hispanic Ministry Fellowship and is a current Master of Divinity (M.Div.) Student. He graduated with a Bachelor of Religious Studies and with minors in Psychology and Family Studies from Western Kentucky University. Moreover, he has worked with Immigration and Refugee Centers in the state of KY. He has served as a missionary in the Dominican Republic with Campus Crusade for Christ. He has also served in youth and college ministries in the areas of evangelism, worship, and discipleship. Currently, he is serving as a Youth Pastor at Iglesia Nueva Vida in Chelsea, MA. In the future, he intends to pursue a head pastor position and desires to continue to do mission work.