Breakout Session Speaker


Marcela Yerena serves as a Bilingual Trainer and Facilitator with Catholic Relief Services. She has more than 20 years of experience in pastoral ministry and education. Marcela has served as a high school theology teacher, university campus minister, and a diocesan formation coordinator amongst other roles. She holds a Bachelors in Theology from the University of San Francisco and Masters in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College. Her passion for faith and justice continue to move her to grow, learn, and better serve her sisters and brothers around the world. Marcela lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and two children.