Hello! My name is René Velarde.
I've served in and alongside many church communities in a series of different roles. I've been a worship leader, a pastor, musician, recording artist, and digital marketing consultant.
Currently, I'm trying to help people think about things differently and lead people through difficult events and seasons. Sometimes I speak, sometimes I write, but what I offer is my perspective. My mission is to help others think and live differently, ultimately benefitting society by helping the marginalized flourish. I seek to help individuals and communities see themselves, others, God, and the planet in such a way that it cultivates our best affections towards the other.
I received a B.S. in Liberal Studies, a Masters in Intercultural Studies (MAICS), and am currently a Ph.D student at Fuller Seminary. I'm a part of some great communities, including the Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI) and the Fujimura Fellows.
My wife and I currently live in L.A. This website is simply a piece of online real-estate where I share my thoughts on the many things I'm learning and exploring (while reducing the risk of Facebook trolling). Thanks for visiting. Feel free to reach out.