Founder Dr. Alvarez
Disciple 21 Church Planting Network & Fuente de Avivamiento UMC
I. Ministry Leadership
a. Serves as the spiritual leader and founder of Disciple 21 Church Planting Network.
b.Takes an active role with staff, volunteers, and donors in encouraging, training,pastoring, sharing vision and providing spiritual direction.
c. Gives overall direction, encouragement, vision and leadership to all the initiatives of D21.
d. Responsible to the Boards for the quality of the Foundation’s ministry, fulfillment of its calling, fiscal performance and overall integrity in keeping with the Mission Statement.
e. Serves as liaison to the Board, working closely in strategic planning, conducting Board business and communicating with the board.
f. Provides leadership in fundraising for annual operational needs, capital needs and special projects. Directs Development Team activities.
g. Regularly monitors the financial condition of the organization, including insurance and risk matters.
h. Represents Disciple 21 and SLI in national and international events.
i. Explores creative ways to ensure that D21 stays on the cutting edge of meeting society’s needs.
a. Provide leadership and perform all associated supervisory duties to staff, including sub-contractors.
b. Coordinate work scheduling with the initiative leaders to ensure goals are met.
c. Maintain effective employee relations and assist in the development and retention of a highly motivated, well-trained volunteer and paid staff.
d. Lead in the hiring and training of new employees.
III. General Administration
a. Develop, apply, and evaluate policies and procedures for D21, including those related to financial matters.
b. Lead in setting, evaluating and measuring initiative goals and action plans, including those related to fundraising.
c. Provide general administrative direction to the various initiatives to maximize efficiency and the quality of work, providing a consistently high level of service to each initiative constituent.
d. Implement and maintain procedures to ensure that D21 is in compliance with all laws and regulations regarding the corporation, including timely evaluation and reporting processes for grant funding.
e. Maintain communication with the Board of Directors on the operations of D21 and of all important factors influencing them.
f. Attend Board meetings and report on assigned areas of responsibility.
a. Initiates dialogue and cooperative efforts with leaders of other organizations and churches for the purpose of synergy and more effective ministry.
b. Develops partnerships and relationships with the corporate, government, educational, and faith communities.
c. Represents GEM in public relations opportunities and public appearances.
- Veterinarian Medical Doctor
- Doctor of Ministry ATS
-Master in Divinity from United Theological Seminary
-Master in Christian Leadership from Lindsey Wilson Collage
-Local Pastor & Church Planter for 15 years
-Fully Bilingual in English, Italian, Spanish
-Undergrad courses on: Accountant, Marketing, Nursing, Pastoral care, and Church Growth