Ken Johnson-Mondragon joins RCL Benziger as Director of Latino Research and Development

Jul 13, 2015, 08:00 ET from RCL Benziger

CINCINNATI, July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RCL Benziger welcomes our new Director of Latino Research and Development, Ken Johnson-Mondragon. He will begin work with RCL Benziger on July 13 and report to Anne Battes, Publisher, focusing on research and product development for the Latino community.

After receiving his M.A. in theology from the Catholic University of America, Ken served four years as a parish youth minister and pastoral associate. From 1999 to 2015, he worked for Instituto Fe y Vida, a national Catholic formation institute for Hispanic youth and young adult ministry, where he served as Director of Research and Publications. In 2007, Fe y Vida published his first book, Pathways of Hope and Faith Among Hispanic Teens. This year he will complete his Doctor of Ministry in Hispanic Ministry, from the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio.

Ken is passionate about creating tools to empower those who evangelize young Latinos – in families, schools, and parishes. "His experience and research expertise will enable our team to better assess the catechetical needs of the Latino community," said RCL Benziger President, Peter M. Esposito. As RCL Benziger's presence in the Hispanic community grows, so will the scope of the resources we develop to serve the Catholic Church.

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