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Sam Rodriguez

Sam Rodriguez
Director for Hispanic/Latino and Multi-Ethnic New Church Starts

Samuel Rodriguez was a commissioned missionary with the Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church from October 2000 to May 2009. In the last seven years, he was assigned to the Central Texas Conference as Conference Coordinator for Hispanic/Latino Ministries. While serving there, Sam facilitated training opportunities for the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries. As a staff member of the Office of Church Growth and Development, Sam helped create opportunities for several Hispanic /Latino New Church Starts. He holds BA in English and American Literature from the University of Texas in El Paso and an MA in Christian Service from Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. Sam is married to Demetria J. Rodriguez, and they have two children, Samuel Joseph and Vanessa Rae.
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alma perez Alma Perez
Acquisitions Editor for Spanish Language Resources
Alma joined the Discipleship Ministries in June 2000, as the Acquisitions Editor for Spanish Language Resources. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, she obtained a master's degree in public administration, with concentration in training and a bachelor of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies/foreign languages (Portuguese, Italian and French), from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. In addition, she has taken studies leading to a master's degree in Instructional Systems and Educational Technology at the University of Sacred Heart in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Alma is married to Migdiel E. Pérez. They have the blessing of having a wonderful six-year-old boy named Dale Esteban. They worship and serve God at Hamilton United Methodist Church, Antioch, Tennessee.
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Pax Escobar Pax Escobar
Bilingual Assistant

Pax Escobar works in New Church Starts as a bilingual assistant, working closely with strategists Samuel Rodriguez, Candace Lewis, and Alma Perez. She was born in Colombia and moved to Miami at the age of 12, where she spent the last ten years. She earned three BA degrees in International Relations, Anthropology, and Political Science at Florida International University. She also studied abroad at the American University in Dubai. After finishing college, Pax moved to Clarksville to be close to her husband, Harvey, who is in the U.S. Army, and their loved dog, Thomas.
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