Multicultural Ministries USA/Canada is under the direction and leadership of Dr. Roberto Hodgson. He began his duties on May 1, 2012. “Roberto brings experience and passion to this role and will work with the leadership teams of our 20 ethnic groups,” said Bob Broadbooks, USA/Canada regional director.
“My vision for Multicultural Ministries is to develop strategies and initiatives to reach the USA/Canada mission field through the leadership of ethnic directors, coordinators, and their strategy committees, as we fulfill the mission of the church of making Christlike disciples in the nations,” Hodgson said. “I would like to build on the leadership work, passion, and legacy of Dr. Oliver Phillips, former Multicultural Ministries (and Mission Support) director, and others who have worked so faithfully for multicultural outreach and inclusion.”
Hodgson has served the Church of the Nazarene for the last 30 years; 10 years as a pastor, 10 years as the Hispanic coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic District, and his last 12 years as the USA/Canada Hispanic Ministries coordinator. He has also served as the Southwest Latin American District superintendent for 5 years.
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MULTICULTURAL MINISTRIES ETHNIC FACILITATORS
Left to right - Rev. David Lee, Rev. Bleemie Zoewah, Dr. Roberto Hodgson, Rev. Michael Gatkek, Rev. Rodrigo Quema, Rev. Benedito Monteiro, Rev. Jad Ghrayebb, Rev. Taulima Oge, Rev. Samuel Chung, Rev. Pascal Permis, Dr. John Nells, Rev. Chieu Pham, Rev. Anong Nhim. Not pictured is Rev. Jack Zimmerman, Rev. Charles Tillman, Rev. Junior Sorzano, and Rev. Christopher Nallan
Multicultural Ministries' passion is to encourage the development of strategy and initiative to reach the USA/Canada mission field through the visionary leadership of the ethnic facilitators and their strategy committees. Members of the Multicultural Ministries strategy committees are church leaders committed to leading their ethnic groups in establishing the Kingdom of God in the hearts of people and their communities. Ethnic Faciltitators are available to address questions or needs you may have regarding their particular ethnic group.
An Ethnic Facilitator is appointed by Dr. Hodgson which has been approved by the Facilitator's District Superintendent. Each Facilitator works with a Strategic Readiness Team. Strategic Readiness Teams meet annually to pray, plan and strategize for their perspective ethnic group in the USA/Canada. You can visit each ethnic groups website by clicking on the link in the menu.