Andrés Arango named consultant for USCCB


andresarango-webBishop Gerald R. Barnes, chairman of the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) Subcommittee on Hispanic Affairs, recently appointed Andrés Arango as a consultant for this subcommittee for a three-year term.
The Subcommittee on Hispanic Affairs is under the direction of and assists the Committee on Cultural Diversity within the church by working collaboratively with other USCCB committees to affirm the gifts and contributions of Hispanic Catholics and to provide more opportunities for Hispanic Catholics to engage in the life of the church and help shape its evangelization mission.
As consultant, Arango attends the subcommittee meetings in the spring and fall prior to the USCCB General Assembly. The appointment comes in recognition of Arango’s extensive experience in Hispanic ministry and evangelization.
Alejandro Aguilera-Titus, director of USCCB Hispanic Affairs, expressed that Arango will be a great contribution to the subcommittee, especially due to his knowledge working with ecclesial structures and apostolic movements.
Arango is the Bishop’s Delegate for Hispanic Ministry and director of Evangelization in the Diocese of Camden. Currently, he is also the chairman of the National Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Renewal Executive Committee and a member of the Latin-American Catholic Charismatic Committee. He has been an active minister, preaching at retreats and conferences in a national and international level together with his wife Kathia. He is the author of the book “Con Poder… la Experiencia de Pentecostés” (“With Power… The Experience of Pentecost”).
Arango has a Master of Theological Studies from the Franciscan School of Theology (Berkeley, Calif.), a bachelor’s degree in Production Engineering (EAFIT University, Medellin, Colombia), an associate of arts in philosophy (Misionero del Espiritu Santo Seminary, La Ceja, Colombia) and a Certificate in Leadership Formation from the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services Institute (Rome, Italy).