David Patiño is inspired by liberation theology to build a justice- and healing-grounded kindom. He is leading an evangelism campaign in the Latino/Hispanic community surrounding St. Mary’s, Harlem. His work involves leadership building, pastoral care, prayer and worship, and storytelling.
To date he has been busy learning about the community groups and getting to know the leadership. He’s holding 1:1’s with leaders and participants, framed around an ongoing congregational storysharing project. They held a virtual Posada with several other congregations and weekly Lenten Stations of the Cross in the neighborhood. He’s looking forward to several big events in the spring and summer.
The grant is funding his many community-building activities. He’s also getting coaching in community organizing through a New Episcopal Communities grant and participating in a church planting cohort through Root, Thrive, Soar.