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Staff & Lay Leaders

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Mónica Maher

Community Minister in Latin America

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Rev. Dr. Mónica Maher is a Social Ethicist with decades of professional experience in Latin America. Currently, she teaches in the Gender, Violence, and Human Rights Graduate Specialty of the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, and serves as Senior Minister of the United Church of Ecuador and Founding Director of the Ecuadorian Faith Network. From 2016-2021, she served as Coordinator of the Latin American Program of Friends Peace Teams, dedicated to trauma healing and peace-building in Central America, Colombia, and Ecuador.

Based in Quito, Ecuador, Mónica travels frequently throughout Latin America and is a fierce advocate for LGBTQI+, indigenous, and women’s rights.