Miguel Arenas Herrera
Miguel Arenas Herrera is on a leave of absence to pursue theological studies through 2011.
Miguel Arenas is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church assigned to the Iglesia Metodista en el Uruguay (Methodist Church of Uruguay).
From 2002 to 2005 Miguel served at the Crandon Institute in Salto as an English as a second language teacher and chaplain of the school. From 2006 to mid 2008 he served as a local pastor with the Iglesia Metodista San Lucas in Paysandú, and from mid 2008 as a local pastor with the Iglesia Methodista Central in Montevideo.
Miguel has a B.A. in Education from The University of Concepción of Chile and some theological studies at the Comunidad Teologica Evangelica de Chile. Regarding the role of education he feels, "Education is not only to teach someone a certain subject or knowledge skill, it's also a way to live and share God's love to others, and be involved in ministry with those around you."
Prior to his commissioning as a GBGM missionary, Miguel worked in Chile for four years as an English teacher for the Methodist School in Concepcion, and for three NGO (non-governmental organization) projects for adults who were working towards receiving school diplomas. As a respected lay leader of his church, Miguel served as president of the Christian Student Movement (MEC) in his country, guiding and leading young people through different educational and social programs as well as spiritual counseling, especially with youngsters from jobless parents. He also facilitated projects and training for students who couldn't afford tuition, preparing them for college admittance.
Reflecting upon his calling to be a missionary, Miguel shares: "Since I was a kid, I experienced God's call in my life, my parents showed me and guided me to know, trust and obey Him, and throughout many different experiences of faith in my family and local and national church, I understood that my mission was to serve God by serving others." He has extensive experience as a lay member in the IMECH (Iglesia Metodista de Chile) working especially in music, liturgy and Christian Education.
Miguel Arenas Jr. is native of Annual Conference of Chile, he is a member of the First Methodist Church of Coronel. His father is a retired Methodist pastor and his mother is an active pastor and Superintendent of North District in Iquique, Chile.
Miguel Arenas Herrera is available for Covenant Relationship support in Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference , West Virginia Annual Conference .
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- Last update: 1/09