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10295186_1035491339806074_1357889155278208084_oMs. Elivette Méndez Angulo is a bi-vocational licensed leader of the United Church of Christ.  She serves as Co-Pastor and Teacher of Manantial de Gracia “Spring of Grace” in West Hartford, CT (mdegucc.wordpress.com), while functioning as Project Coordinator of the UCC’s Proyecto Encuentros de Gracia y Bienvenida (www.ucc.org/bienvenida).  She is a Member-in-Discernment with the Hartford Association of the Connecticut Conference, where she is expected to present her Ordination Paper during her Ecclesiastical Council in March 2017.

Elly is a recent graduate of Andover Newton Theological School where she completed her MDiv. During her final year in seminary, Elly served as Vice President of the Student Association where she worked with different faith groups to create a Church Meet and Greet for the enrichment of the student body. This allowed new students an opportunity to meet pastors and leaders from different traditions, finding local church homes for their time in seminary. In addition this allowed established students the opportunity to make new contacts towards future internship opportunities.

In 2013 Elly was the recipient of a Luce Fellowship that allowed her to travel to Indonesia and research themes pertaining to the faith formation of children of interfaith relationships. Elly enjoys traveling, photography, blogging and talking about her love of the Franklinton Center at Bricks in Whitakers, NC (http://www.ucc.org/franklinton-center/about.html).  She is a committed woman of faith who loves serving the Divine and has responded to the call to minister and serve all of God’s creation.

LOCAL CHURCH
• Create/Develop Website June 2013-Present
• Strategic Planning Committee January 2012-2014
• Preach June 2009-Present
• Curriculum Development for Care Ministries 2009-Present
• Mentor/Coordinator, Throne of Grace March 2009-2014
• (Lay)Minister, Christian Education December 2008-2015

GUEST PREACHER
• Pilgrim-St. Luke’s & Nuevo Camino UCC, Buffalo, NY
• Congregational Church of Weston UCC, Weston, MA
• Iglesia Unida de Cristo (United Church of Chapel Hill), Chapel Hill, NC
• South Congregational – First Baptist Church, New Britain, CT
• Yogyakarta International Congregation, Java Island, Indonesia
• LakeView Congregational Church, Worcester, MA
• Mount Zion Congregational Church UCC, Cleveland, OH

CHURCH ACTIVITIES
• Member, Hartford Interfaith Prayer Breakfast October 2012-Present
• Member, Worship Advisory Team for General Synod 2013 July 2012-July 2013
• Articles, Sermonettes, Blog Posts to CT Conference, Manantial de Gracia, CHM New England February 2012-Present
• Board of Trustees-Financial Committee, Franklinton Center at Bricks, NC January 2012-Present
• Discernment-Steering Committee, Council for Hispanic Ministries, National Board October 2013-2014
• Seminarian-at-Large, Council for Hispanic Ministries, National Board October 2012-2014
• Woman-at-Large, Council for Hispanic Ministries, National Board October 2010-2012
• Member, Council for Hispanic Ministries, New England Region January 2010-Present

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
• Presenter, Orlando and Rose Costas Lectures in Latino/a Theology “Past, Present, and Future of Latino/Hispanic Ministries” Newton Centre, MA October 2014
• Lecturer, Junior and Senior Students, Daeem Agung Wirowtanan “Religious and Ethnic Diversity” Salatiga, Indonesia January 2014
• Lecturer, Fakultas Kegruan Dan Ilmu Pendidikan, Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamasiswa “Cultural Realities of America” Yogyakarta, Indonesia November 2013
• Presenter, Interfaith Youth Pilgrimage “Visiting the Sacred Space of the Other” Central Java, Indonesia November 2013
• Participant, The Young Conference for Asian Pacific Region “New Strategic Culture for Peace and Green World” Tidung Island, Indonesia October 2013
• Presenter, Movie Screening, Universitas Islam Negeri “Girl Rising” Yogyakarta, Indonesia October 2013
• Participant, Agama Dan Televisi De Indonesia Etika dan Problematika Dakwahtainment “Religion and Television Problematic Religious Entertainment” Yogyakarta, Indonesia October 2013

EDUCATION
• Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Center, MA:
Master of Divinity, 2015
Certificate of Interfaith Leadership
Certificate of Ministerial Leadership
R. Dean Goodwin Award for Excellence in Communications
• Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT:
Cooperative MDiv, 2013
Certificate of Professional Ministry 2013
Certificate of Women’s Leadership 2012
• University of Phoenix-Ground Campus, Norwalk, CT:
BS in Business Management, 2009
• Capital Community-Technical College, Hartford, CT:
Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, 1999

SCHOLARSHIPS
• Orlando E. Costas Scholarship
• Henry Luce Scholarship and Fellowship Foundation
• The Reverend Dr. Hector E. Lopez Scholarship
• Richard and Helen Brown Endowment Fund for Pastoral Scholarship
• Adrienne M. and Charles Shelby Rooks Racial and Ethnic Theological Students

SKILLS
Fluent in English and Spanish (Bi-Lingual / Multi-Cultural)

For additional information: emendezangulo @ gmail.com

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