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Meet Roxana Perez, New DSF Student at PSR

My name is Roxana Perez. I was born and raised in Torrance, CA where I am presently raising my family. I am the mother of four boys: Adrian, Danny, Landon, and Josue. My husband’s name is Armando, and we have been married for a little over eight years. I am a happy stay-at-home mom who is currently homeschooling two of my four boys.

I recently began the M.Div. program at Pacific School of Religion. I’ve been wanting to go back to school, especially for ministry, these last 15 years or so. In 2019, I graduated from the Certificate of Ministry Studies (CMS) program. More than the ability to become an ordained minister one day, I am hungry to learn. The title of "Reverend" is second place for me.

I attend Casa de Refugio Christian Church in Covina, CA with Rev. Francisco Ramos and Rev. Soriliz Rodriguez. I recently began the commissioning process with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Pacific Southwest Region. I also serve as the Treasurer with Convención Hispana de Pacifico.

I have a great passion to serve. Serving God through people has been almost an impulse and second nature to me. The first people I love to serve is my family. After them, I love to serve my church and even people I encounter on the street.

This time feels like a time of transition. It feels like my family and I are serving while we wait. Waiting for what God is calling us to. My husband and I feel a call to ministry. Although I feel called to a pastoral role one day, I think I have a gentle bedside manner. I went to school for massage therapy, and I even worked as a caregiver to children and young adults with special needs. My children are neurodivergent as well. That leads me to think that chaplaincy may be a good fit for me one day. Whatever God is calling me to, I want to be equipped and ready.

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