Rev Justo Gonzalez IIThe Michigan Conference is pleased to announce that Rev. Justo Gonzalez will join conference staff as the South West Area Minister and Latinx Ministries Coordinator. In this position, Rev. Gonzalez will resource the Grand West and Southwest Associations, coordinate new ministry outreach in metropolitan Grand Rapids and communities in western-Michigan, and work with local churches during times of pastoral transitions. He will begin his ministry among us in mid-August.                 

Rev. Gonzalez brings a wealth of experience and a myriad of gifts. He has served as Director of Intercultural Engagement and a Coach with Center for Progressive Renewal; Pastor at a new church start in Buffalo; Director of Mission Integration and Engagement with the Diocese of Orlando; Manager of Chaplain Operations with Tyson Foods; and the Clinical Coordinator, Pastoral Care Department at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Justo has amazing abilities as a coach, a great listener, and someone with passion for local church ministry and justice action. He will support, resource and challenge the Conference, Associations, local churches and authorized ministers in the lower half of Michigan!

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