Mrs. Figueroa's responsibilities include facilitating the establishment of faith communities, outreach ministries, and Bible study groups as guided by the National Plan for Hispanic Ministries.
Irma shares this thought about God's hand in her work, "God's mission is clearly seen in our work in using us to establish a sanctuary for the Hispanic community to hear the Gospel and receive guidance for their daily living."
Reflecting on times when she knew God was moving through the ministry to which she is called, Irma says that successfully establishing a Hispanic UMC in Burien, WA, under very difficult conditions, and the presence of supernatural guidance in establishing a second church in Everett, WA, has been evident to her.
A native of Guatemala, Mrs. Figueroa earned a master's degree in psychology from Mariano Galvez University in 1987 and a bachelor's degree in psychology from San Carlos University in 1985. She also holds a professional nursing degree from the National Guatemala Nursing School. Irma attended the School of Theology in Claremont, CA, and in 2004 completed requirments to serve as a local pastor.
A Head Start educator with CASA Central in Chicago from 1997-1999, she was chief of psychology at the Rehabilitation and Infectology Hospital of Guatemala from 1991-1997 and was a psychologist at Federico Mora Psychiatric Hospital from 1985-1991. In addition, Mrs. Figueroa was a nursing supervisor at Roosevelt National Hospital in Guatemala from 1971-1985.
She is married to Ralph Figueroa, who also serves as a GBGM missionary with the National Plan for Hispanic Ministries, and both were commissioned as missionaries in October 1998.
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