Jun 06, 2022

Newly assigned missionary to serve Casa del Pueblo and East District  

The Rev. Olga E. Gonzales Santiago (left) is the new missionary assigned by the UMC’s Global Ministries to the EPA as Coordinator for Hispanic/Latino Ministries in the East District. She will serve Casa del Pueblo, a ministry of Lehman Memorial UMC in Hatboro, while also assisting the district in its broader Latino outreach ministry efforts. Coming from upstate New York, she begins her work July 1, succeeding the Rev. Luky Cotto (right), who retired from that appointment in 2021. 

“Our recently approved Path Toward Wholeness Economic Justice resolution (#2022-07) promised to take to the next level the conference’s stated commitment to dismantling racism,” said the Rev. Andrew Foster III, East District Superintendent. “This new appointment demonstrates our apportionments at work. We look forward to Rev. Santiago’s support in helping to grow and extend the mission of the church to:  

  • Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  
  • Lead and support congregations to connect with the people in their community.  
  • Strengthen the health and vitality of congregations to be witnesses in the world.”