The Rev. Ronald Whitlatch is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church assigned through the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries (NPHLM) to work in western Connecticut in the promotion and coordination of ministries with persons of Brazilian descent.
His work is concentrated in the areas of Danbury and New Fairfield, Connecticut, where a population of some 10,000 persons of Brazilian background lives. Ron helps to prepare congregations to host ministries with Brazilians. He also works with the Brazilian Ministries Task Force of the NPHLM to organize events that encourage and develop Brazilian ministries throughout the country.
A long-time missionary in Argentina, Ron was formerly the director of Hispanic/Latino Ministries in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference, and, still earlier, was clergy in charge of Hispanic/Latinos in Columbus Junction, Iowa and Iowa Conference coordinator of Hispanic/Latino Ministries.
Rev. Whitlatch and wife, Cathy, served as missionaries in Argentina for 15 years. He was pastor for the Central congregation of the Argentina Evangelical Methodist Church in Mendoza. He also worked as a peace with justice educator in the Rocky Mountain Conference from 1992–1995. Before his commissioning as a missionary, Ron pastored churches in the West Virginia Conference, of which he is a clergy member.
Born in Parkersburg, West Virginia, Ron graduated from Morris Harvey College (now the University of Charleston) in West Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and religion. He also holds a master of Divinity degree from the Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio and a Master of Sacred Theology degree, with a focus in church and society, from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
Ron and Cathy are the parents of three adult children: Meg, Hays, and Alberto. Cathy is currently the missionary in residence at the General Board of Global Ministries in New York City.
Ronald Whitlatch is available for Covenant Relationship support in Iowa Annual Conference , Oregon/Idaho Annual Conference , Rocky Mountain Annual Conference , West Virginia Annual Conference .
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