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Filipino American History Month

Wheaton College proudly celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. Our Filipino community enhances our experiences, deepens our knowledge, and influences our culture. To learn more, Click Here.

Filipino American Christianity: Its Challenges and Contributions

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Wheaton College is proud to present the Inaugural Campus-wide Filpino American History Month event. The Wheaton College Intercultural Engagement and The Asian American Christian Collaborative present "Filipino American Christianity: Its Challenges and Contributions," a special event by Dr. Gabriel J. Catanus on Monday, October 25, 2021, at 7:00 PM.

Hear Dr. Catanus speak on the Filipino American experience in the context of the colonialized church. Immediately after his lecture, Pastor Ray Chang, President of the Asian American Christian Collaborative, will moderate a live Q & A session with Dr. Jordan Ryan and Dr. Catanus.

Light hors d'oeuvres from Pinoy Corner will be served. Join us in person in Barrows Auditorium or via. View the live stream via www.wheaton.edu/streaming.

Dr. Gabriel J. Catanus is the lead pastor of Garden City Covenant Church, a congregation on the northwest side of Chicago serving immigrant families and young professionals. He received his Ph.D. in theological ethics from Loyola University Chicago and now serves as Associate Director of The Paul G. Hiebert Center for World Christianity and Global Theology.

This event is free and open to the public and will take place in Billy Graham Center, Room 105 Barrows Auditorium, located at 500 College Ave. in Wheaton. For more information, call 630.752.7551 or email diversity@wheaton.edu.

 


Previous Events 

Hispanic Heritage Month Events 

Wheaton College proudly celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. Our Hispanic and Latino/a communities enhance our experiences, deepen our knowledge, and influence our culture. Learn more at hispanicheritagemonth.gov.

Hispanic and Latino culture organization student leaders standing in Blanchard lawn in front of trees and Blanchard Hall 

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Unidad Cristiana, which means Christian Unity, strives to live out the full meaning of that name. We desire to come together through the unity that we have in Christ and out of that unity to celebrate and explore Latino cultures.

 

Public Hispanic Heritage Month Events

DateEvent Time LocationEvent Information
9.25 7-10 p.m. CST Edman Plaza "Bajo de las Estrellas!" (Under the Stars) Latin Dance Night with Unidad Cristiana 
9.30 1:00 p.m. CST  Registration Link In the Shadow of CRT: Christians and Critical Race Theory Panel Discussion with Dr. Nathan Cartagena, Dr. Oyena Fennell Okuwobi, Pastor Russ Whitfield, Dr. Russell Moore, and Dr. Jeff Liou 
10.2 3-7 p.m. CST The Quad Hispanic Heritage Month Festival "Mercado y Musica!" (Market and Music) with Unidad Cristiana 
10.6  10:40 a.m. CST Edman Chapel Chapel with Unidad Cristiana 

*Chapel broadcasts live every Wednesday, and Friday at 10:40 am., or see previous services in the section. 

 

Meet our Hispanic and Latino Faculty Members

Wheaton College is honored to have the leadership, scholarship, and presence of diverse Hispanic, Latina, and Latino faculty members. Their commitment to serving Christ and his people enriches the community in countless ways. We invite you to learn more about them with these features below. 

 

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Leonardo Altino, M.Mus.
Associate Lecturer of Music (Cello)
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Francisco Xavier Beteta, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Music
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M. Daniel Carroll R (Rodas), Ph.D.
Scripture Press Ministries Professor of Biblical Studies and Pedagogy
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Nathan Luis Cartagena, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
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Christine Colón, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Danilo Diedrichs
Danilo Diedrichs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
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Nancy Duarte-Gomez, Psy.D.
Visiting Associate Lecturer of Psychology
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David C. Iglesias, J.D.
Associate Professor of Politics and Law
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Lilianna Quiroa-Crowell, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Lecturer in Urban Studies and Anthropology
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Néstor Iván Quiroa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish
Carlos Siliezar
Carlos Sosa Siliezar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of New Testament

 

Gente Preciosa (Precious People) Spotify Playlist

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we encourage you to listen to music that speaks to the vast experiences of Hispanic and Latin American cultures. The plethora of genres Hispanic and Latin American performers used to express themselves echoes the greatness of our God. The Office of Intercultural Engagement has curated a playlist on Spotify titled, "Gentes Preciosa" (Precious People), to celebrate the creativity, strength, and beauty of the Hispanic and Latin American community. To enjoy the playlist, click the link HERE.

collage of Hispanic and Latino faculty musicians and album covers

We are grateful for the work of Wheaton's very own faculty members, Dr. Franciso Xavier BetetaProf. Denise Gamez, and Prof. Leonardo Altino. These gifted scholars and artists honor the Lord and share their expertise and experiences both nationally and internationally. Listen to their music featured in our "Gentes Preciosa" Spotify playlist.

Still, there is more to hear and learn from the voices of 20 Spanish-speaking countries and territories than the fifty songs in this playlist can convey. The experiences of the Hispanic and Latin American communities reach far beyond music. We invite you to seek that understanding as your read, listen, genuinely connect, and engage with the Hispanic and Latin American treasures that are all around you.

We do not own the rights to any of the music curated in this playlist.

Enjoy previous playlists in the Previous Events section linked HERE.

Featured Videos

Wheaton College values and includes diverse points of view from the body of Christ. Please enjoy these featured videos that reflect the beauty of different expressions of God's image.

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Wheaton College proudly celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in April to ensure student participation in lieu of America's May observance. Asians, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders in our communities enhance our experiences, deepen our knowledge, and influence our culture. Learn more at asianpacificheritage.gov

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Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Public Events

DateEvent
4.5  *Acts 11:19-26; 13:1-3: Our Gifts of the Word and the Spirit by Dr. Gregory Lee, Associate Professor Theology &  Urban Studies; Senior Fellow, The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies
4.5   7:00 p.m. CST: Black & Asian Christians United Against Racism Panel Discussion by Pastor Charlie E. Dates, Progressive Baptist Church, Register Here - Hosted by the Asian American Christian Collaborative
4.12 *Acts 16:6-15: Our Divine Guidance by Pastor Ray Chang, Chaplain's Office, Ministry Associate for Discipleship
4.13  7:00 p.m. CST: Anti-Asian Violence: The Atlanta Murders and Beyond Panel Discussion by Pastor Ray Chang, Dr. Melissa Borja, Provost Karen An-Hwei Lee, and Dr. Jordan Ryan, Zoom Link - Hosted by Intercultural Engagement and the Asian American Christian Collaborative
4.16 12:00 p.m. CST: Confronting Racism: How Churches Can speak Truth & Pursue Gospel-Centered Restoration by Dr. Michelle Ami Reyes, Pastor Ray Chang, Ms. Nikki Toyama Stetzo, Pastor Juliet Liu, and Dr. Gabriel J. Catanus, Register Here - Hosted by  Humanitarian Disaster Institute, National Association of Evangelicals, and the Asian American Christian Collaborative
4.20 7:00 p.m. CST: Why Does Asia Matter for Asian Americans? Imperialism and the Question of Asian Identity by Dr. Gregory Lee, and panelists, Dr. Hanmee Kim, Dr. Yousaf Sadiq, Ms. Joy Lee, and Dr. Alex Haskins, Zoom Link - Hosted by Intercultural Engagement and the Asian American Christian Collaborative

*Chapel takes place every Monday and Friday at 10:40 am CST. View live Chapel broadcasts from Edman Chapel or enjoy message replays on YouTube.

 

People of Honor

As we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we encourage you to listen to music that speaks to the vast experiences of AAPI cultures. The plethora of genres AAPI performers used to express themselves echo the greatness of our God. The Office of Intercultural Engagement has curated a playlist on Spotify titled, "People of Honor", to celebrate the creativity, strength, and beauty of the AAPI community. 

Drs. Sung Hoon Mo, Soh-Hyun Park-Altino, Gina Yi, and Jennie Oh Brown, and their album covers

We are grateful for the work of Wheaton's very own  Prof. Soh-Hyun Park AltinoDr. Jennie Oh Brown, Prof. Eurydice ChoiProf. Diane ChouProf. Lilian ChouProf. Misook Kim,  Prof. Sung Hoon MoProf. Sarah Yeo, and Dr. Gina Yi. These gifted scholars and artists honor the Lord and share their expertise and experiences both nationally and internationally. Listen to their music featured in our "People of Honor" Spotify playlist

Still, there is more to hear and learn from the voices of 48 Asian countries, 25 Pacific Island nations, and other national subcultures found all around the world than the fifty songs in this playlist can convey. The experiences of the AAPI community reach far beyond music. We invite you to seek that understanding as your read, listen, genuinely connect, and engage with the AAPI treasures that are all around you. 

We do not own the rights to any of the music curated in this playlist.  

Enjoy previous playlists in the Previous Events section linked HERE

Featured Events

 

The Office of Intercultural Engagement and the Asian Christian Collaborative present  "Why Does Asia Matter for Asian Americans? Imperialism and the Question of Asian American Identity," a panel discussion with Pastor Raymond Chang, moderator Dr. Gregory Lee and panelists Dr. Hanmee Kim, Dr. Yousaf Sadiq, Ms. Joy Lee, and Dr. Alex Haskins.

 

The Office of Intercultural Engagement and the Asian Christian Collaborative present "Anti-Asian Violence: the Atlanta Murders and Beyond" with Pastor Raymond Chang, moderator Dr. Pam Barger and panelists Dr. Jordan Ryan, Dr. Melissa Borja, Provost Dr. Karen An-hwei Lee, Dr. Henry Kim, and Dr. Charles Liu to discuss anti-Asian racism.

The Office of Intercultural Engagement invites you to view this panel discussion on the topic of COVID-19 and Racism moderated by Pastor Raymond Chang.

The Office of Intercultural Engagement invites you to view this panel discussion titled The Model Minority Myth Shattered moderated by Pastor Raymond Chang.

The Office of Intercultural Engagement invites you to view this panel discussion titled Reflections on Anti-Asian Racism by Gen-Zers moderated by Pastor Raymond Chang.

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Wheaton College proudly celebrates Women's History Month. Women in our communities enhance our experiences, deepen our knowledge, and influence our culture. Learn more at womenshistorymonth.gov

Women's History Month Events

 

DateEvent
3.5 10 -11 a.m. CST: Advancing Women in Leadership Conference by Dr. Nancy Koehn, Register Here - Hosted by Westmont College and the CCCU
3.22  *Acts 9:1-19"Our Enemies Become Family" by Dr. Rochelle Scheuermann Associate Professor of Evangelism & Leadership
3.25   7:00 p.m. CST: Meet the Author with Ms. Nikole Lim, Founder and International Director of Freely in Hope, Register Here - Hosted by the Humanitarian Disaster Institute 
3.26 *Psalm 133:A Song, A Psalm & A Story: "How Good and Pleasant it is when God's People Live Together in Unity" by Ms. Esther Kim '21
3.26  1-2 p.m. CST: Inclusive Excellence Leadership in Action: Panel with Chief Diversity Officers Register Here - Hosted by Westmont College and the CCCU 

*Chapel takes place every Monday and Friday at 10:40 am CST. View live Chapel broadcasts from Edman Chapel or enjoy message replays on YouTube.

Where are the Women? Conference

To view sessions from this year's conference, please follow this link

Several diverse female Wheaton students smiling in several buildings

The Where are the Women? Conference is an annual conversation about faith and womanhood. Wheaton College hosted this year's conference virtually on February 24-27, 2021. While Wheaton College has made significant strides to become a space that supports female faculty and students, these numbers hinted -- and, indeed, continue to hint -- that Wheaton College still has a long way to go. To address this need, the Where are the Women? 2019 conference was born.

Where are the Women? examines Christian identities within the diversity of womanhood. Each spring, we enter into a conversation about faith and gender that is shaped by the needs of the Wheaton community. This conference amplifies women’s voices; provides Wheaton women the chance to celebrate, encourage, and support each other; and gives students the opportunity to discover inspiring role models and realize God’s Kingdom vision for womanhood. Click here for more information about Where are the Women.

I Am Woman

As we celebrate Women's History Month, we encourage you to listen to music that speaks to women's vast experiences. The plethora of genres female performers used to express themselves echo the greatness of our God. The Office of Intercultural Engagement has curated a playlist on Spotify titled, "I Am Woman", to celebrate the strength and beauty of womanhood. 

album covers and photos of Wheaton female faculty, staff

We are grateful for the work of Wheaton's very own  Dr. Soh-Hyun Park AltinoDr. Beth A. BauerDr. Jennie Oh BrownMs. Melanie CottleDr. Karin Redekopp EdwardsMrs. Tanya EglerMs. Katie ErnstMs. Denise GamezMs. Rose Armbrust GriffinDr. Carolyn Hart,  Ms. Deborah Hollinger,  Dr. Sarah HolmanDr. Mary HopperMs. Misook Kim,  Dr. Kathleen KastnerMs. Faye SeemanMs. Deb StevensonDr. Gina Yi, and Women's Chorale. These gifted scholars and artists honor the Lord and share their expertise and experiences both nationally and internationally. Listen to their music featured in our "I Am Woman" Spotify playlist

Still, there is more to hear. There is more to learn. The experience of womanhood reaches far beyond music, and we invite you to seek that understanding as your read, listen, genuinely connect, and engage with the treasures that are the women around you. 

We do not own the rights to any of the music curated in this playlist.  

Featured Videos

Wheaton College values and includes diverse points of view from the body of Christ. Please enjoy these featured videos that reflect the beauty of different expressions of God's image.

Dr. Melba Maggay

Ms. Crystal Cartwright

Dr. Christine Colón

Ms. Heidi Mitchell Daniels

Atty. Diane Padilla

Dr. Kelly Urbon

photos of Wheaton's Black and African American faculty and staff members

Black History Month Events

Wheaton College proudly celebrates Black History Month. We invite you to celebrate God's creativity and wisdom in our African, Africana, and Black communities. Their contributions to our Campus greatly enhance our experiences, deepen our knowledge, and impact our culture. 

DateEvent
2.1 *Acts 2:14-24, 36-41, Our Prophecy: Prof. Donté Ford, Music & Worship Arts
2.8 *Acts 4:1-21 Our Courageous Witness: Mr. Stephen Cartwright, M.Div., Residence Life
2.11  2-3:30 p.m. CST, Zoom, Racial Battle Fatigue: The Sisco Symposium,
2.12 *Psalm 27: A Song, A Psalm & A Story; "Whom Shall I Fear?": Mr. Jordan Burton '22
2.15 *Acts 2:42-46; 4:32-37 Our Earliest Community: Dr. Alex Haskins, Politics and Int'l Relations, William Osborne Society Chapel
2.22 *Acts 5:1-11 Our Commitment to Honesty Where Are the Women Conference: Dr. Christin Fort, Psychology
2.25  1:00 p.m. CST, Zoom, Pursuing Racial Justice Panel Discussion Webinar: Christianity Today, Featuring Dr. Sheila Caldwell, Dr. Michelle Reyes, Dr. Jamal Hopkins, Dr. Walter Kim, and Dr. Vince Bacote,
2.25 7:00 p.m. CST, YouTube The Rodney K. Sisco Diversity Students' Choice Awards Ceremony

*Chapel takes place every Monday and Friday at 10:40 am CST. View live Chapel broadcasts from Edman Chapel or see previous YouTube.

Featured Videos

Wheaton College values and includes diverse points of view from the body of Christ. Please enjoy these featured videos that reflect the beauty of different expressions of God's image.

Mr. Daniel Watts | Psalm 135

Dr. Christin Fort | Poverty

Ms. Crystal Cartwright | Luke 5:12-16

Professor Donté Ford | Acts 2

Dr. Sheila Caldwell | Psalm 90

Dr. Alex Haskins | William Osborne Society Chapel

Dr. Theon Hill | The Pulpit and Racial Difference

Stevener Gaskin | Sankofa

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Signs of the Times 

As we celebrate Black History Month, we encourage you to listen to music that speaks to the vast experiences of Black people. The plethora of genres Black performers use to express themselves echo the greatness of our God. The Office of Intercultural Engagement has curated a playlist on Spotify titled, "Signs of the Times", that will either jumpstart or reinvigorate your love for Black music.

We are grateful for the work of Wheaton's very own Dr. Johann Buis, Mr. Stevener Gaskin '18Mr. Maurice Henderson '12 (Bartholomew Jones), Dr. Shawn OkpebholoMr. Will Liverman '10, and Mrs. Tanya Egler. These gifted scholars and artists honor the Lord and share their expertise and cultural experiences both nationally and internationally. Listen to their music featured in our "Signs of the Times" Spotify playlist

Still, there is more to hear. There is more to learn. The Black experience is more than music, and we invite you to seek that understanding as your read, listen, genuinely connect, and engage with the Black treasures around you. 

We do not own the rights to any of the music curated in this playlist.  

Black History Month 2021 Reflections Calendar

Weekly FocusQuestions
Week 1 Focus - Acknowledgement
1 - Monday Have we acknowledged that racism exists?
2 - Tuesday Do we know what it means to be antiracist—can we define antiracism?
3 - Wednesday Have we made public our decision to be an antiracist institution?
4 - Thursday What will we need to change, sacrifice, and resource in order to become antiracist?
5 - Friday How will those most affected by racism be included in planning and implementation?
Week 2 Focus - Leadership and Accountability
8 - Monday Have diversity, equity, and inclusion been established by our leadership as institution-wide priorities?
9 - Tuesday How will we move from intention to action; from claims of “we are not racist” to “we are antiracist”?
10 - Wednesday Will our plan be transparent, regularly monitored, evaluated, and reported on? By whom?
11 - Thursday Will the work to become antiracist be the work of the entire institution including leadership?
12 - Friday What about accountability—Have our current initiatives resulted in any substantive and sustainable change for people of color?
Week 3 Focus - Action
15 - Monday Have we conducted a diversity climate assessment to gauge the views, attitudes, and daily experiences of our community members?
16 - Tuesday Have we conducted a critical analysis of the entry-through-exit experience of people of color in comparison to others?
17 - Wednesday Do we have a high quality, research-based diversity and inclusion learning program in which all members of our institution participate?
18 - Thursday Is diversity and inclusion learning valued, promoted, and supported by leadership, and throughout the institution?
19 - Friday What is our process for reporting racism, microaggressions, and inequitable treatment? Is it effective, safe, and supportive?
Week 4 Focus - Reflection
22 - Monday What do I know about institutional racism and antiracism? Do I know where I can find out more?
23 - Tuesday Have I received benefits from my institution that members of other racial groups have not?
24 - Wednesday Do I know someone who has been the target of unfair treatment because of their race or identity?
25 - Thursday Have we provided opportunities for engagement in conversations about racial equity?
26 - Friday Have I applied the principles and practices learned from the institution’s diversity & inclusion learning programs?

Developed by Judi Owens, Ed.D., Director of Instructional Design at DiversityEdu.

Excellence at Wheaton

Join us as we honor and celebrate the accomplishments of Wheaton faculty and staff members. Their outstanding work greatly enriches the Kingdom of God, our lives, and our community.

 headshots of Wheaton faculty and staff: Crystal Cartwright smiling, Stevener Gaskin smiling, Theon Hill standing in front of camera in Meyer Science Center hallway, Esau McCaulley smiling, Shawn Okpebholo smiling and holding tie

Ms. Crystal CartwrightMr. Stevener Gaskin Dr. Theon  Hill Dr. Esau McCaulley  Dr. Michael McKoyDr. Shawn Okpebholo

Hispanic Heritage Month Events 

Wheaton College proudly celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. Our Latino communities enhance our experiences, deepen our knowledge, and influence our culture. Learn more at hispanicheritagemonth.gov.

Hispanic and Latino culture organization student leaders standing in Blanchard lawn in front of trees and Blanchard Hall 

Pictured above: Unidad Cristiana Cabinet Members 

Unidad Cristiana, which means Christian Unity, strives to live out the full meaning of that name. We desire to come together through the unity that we have in Christ and out of that unity to celebrate and explore Latino cultures.

 

Public Hispanic Heritage Month Events

DateEvent
10.14  Chapel with Unidad Cristiana 

*Chapel broadcasts live every Wednesday, and Friday at 10:40 am., or see previous services in the section. 

Meet our Hispanic and Latino Faculty Members

Wheaton College is honored to have the leadership, scholarship, and presence of diverse Hispanic, Latina, and Latino faculty members. Their commitment to serving Christ and his people enriches the community in countless ways. We invite you to learn more about them with these features below. 

 

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Leonardo Altino, M.Mus.
Associate Lecturer of Music (Cello)
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Francisco Xavier Beteta, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Music
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M. Daniel Carroll R (Rodas), Ph.D.
Scripture Press Ministries Professor of Biblical Studies and Pedagogy
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Nathan Luis Cartagena, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
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Christine Colón, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Danilo Diedrichs
Danilo Diedrichs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
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Nancy Duarte-Gomez, Psy.D.
Visiting Associate Lecturer of Psychology
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David C. Iglesias, J.D.
Associate Professor of Politics and Law
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Lilianna Quiroa-Crowell, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Lecturer in Urban Studies and Anthropology
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Néstor Iván Quiroa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish
Carlos Siliezar
Carlos Sosa Siliezar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of New Testament

Featured Videos

Wheaton College values and includes diverse points of view from the body of Christ. Please enjoy these featured videos that reflect the beauty of different expressions of God's image.

Dr. Altino| Pezzo Capriccioso by Pyotr Tchaikovsky

From Guatemala to the US: a Conversation with Composer Beteta

Dr. Carroll Rodas|Micah 6:1-8

Dr. Cartagena|Matthew 2:13-23

Dr. Colón|Philippians 2:1-11

CAPT Iglesias|Luke 6:1-11|A Lawyer looks at Work, Rest & the Sabbath

Estefanía Hernández | Psalm 86:1-10; Psalm 117

Mr. Jerry Woehr | Psalm 10:12-18

Atty. Diane Padilla | Luke 8:22-25