The Puerto Rico District has announced that Jose Calleja Otero has accepted the call to serve as district executive minister. Otero already has begun his work. In July, the Puerto Rico District officially will be welcomed as the Church of the Brethren’s 24th district at Annual Conference in Tampa, Fla.
Otero was licensed Oct. 14, 2006, at Cristo El Señor Iglesia de los Hermanos in Vega Baja, P.R., and ordained Jan. 24, 2014, at Hermanos Remanente de Salvacion, Morovis, P.R. He has served as team pastor at the church in Morovis since April 6, 2011. He continues his work of 14 years for Hogar CREA Inc. as administrative assistant to the president of the organization. Hogar Crea is an international institution, founded in Puerto Rico, that helps drug addicts break their habits.
Otero has a bachelor’s degree in Communications Technology with a major in directing, screenwriting, and production, and a minor in graphic design, from Inter-American University in Bayamón, P.R. He completed the certificate in ministry training from the Theological Institute of Puerto Rico.
The Puerto Rico District office is located in Vega Baja, P.R. The district’s mailing address is P.O. Box 1353, Vega Baja, PR 00694; 787-381-0957; EjecutivoDistritoPR@mail.com .