Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Jose Morales Elected to Lead the Hispanic Community

News Brief by Jesus Gonzalez

On February 19th the Hispanic Community held an election for their next president. The Hispanic community represents a large portion of the Seminary in ethnicity, about 40 percent.  

As the ballots were counted twice, the results were announced by Father Joel Quezada M.Sp.S., formation director and faculty advisor to the Hispanic community. The community elected Jose Morales from the Dioceses of Oakland.  Gonzalo Siller from Diocese of Fresno was the previous president for the Hispanic community. “I’m proud of you and I will pray for you. Remember how big this responsibility is; keep your community big and we will support you,” Siller said to the newly-elected president. 

Left to right: Gonzalo Siller, Jose Morales, and Father Joel Quezada

The newly-elected president had many expectations.  He said, “I’m glad to be able to have the support of both previous presidents [Gonzalo Siller and Fredy Preciado-Salas of the Diocese of Yakima] . . . I’m excited to see what the year will bring.”  Morales mentioned he will try to bring more unity to the community and prepare for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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