Rosangela Soares de Oliveira
A native of Brazil, Rosangela earned a bachelor's degree in theology in 1979 from the School of Theology of the Methodist Church of Brazil in Sao Paulo and a bachelor's degree in law from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1990. In 1995, she received a licentiate in the field of women, theology and pastoral ministry from the Latin American Biblical Seminary in Costa Rica. She also holds an MA degree in religion and society from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
Since 1994, she has been theological advisor to the Women's Methodist Federation of the Rio de Janeiro Conference, and from 1998-2000 coordinated resources for Peace with Justice Week for the National Council of Churches (USA). From 1991-1995, she served as an advisor for the Institute for the Study of Religion and from 1988-1993 she coordinated the Women's Pastoral in the Baixada Fluminense District of the Methodist Church of Brazil. She has also served as an advisor for the Ecumenical Center for Documentation and Information, and was a local church pastor from 1979-1988.
Raised in a Methodist family, Rosangela's father was a lay pastor and her mother was active in the local church and the church women's organizations. Of her own spiritual growth, she says, "My experience of God has changed according to my life cycle. When I was an adolescent, I discovered the meaning of salvation; as a theology student, I discovered god's passion for the oppressed–impoverished people and women. As a pastor, I need God's strength to confront the sexism in the church against women pastors and to discern the priorities of my vocation."
"Today," she continues, "I would say that I experience God when I am able to be part of a community, engage in actions of solidarity, and help, particularly my son, to understand the presence of God in our everyday life. My prayer life is guided by my need of creating community, engagement and personal strength."
Rosangela is fluent in three languages, Portuguese, Spanish and English.
She is married to Jorge Domingues, an executive with the Board of Global Ministries–and they have one son, Andre Luiz de Oliveira Domingues.
Rosangela Soares de Oliveira is available for Covenant Relationship support in New York Annual Conference , West Virginia Annual Conference .
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