Alfonso Lara has been appointed as the new Director of Centro San Juan Diego (CSJD). He began working for the Archdiocese of Denver in 2005 and served at CSJD from 2007-2018 as Director of Pastoral Services. In March 2018, he was named Director of Hispanic Evangelization and transferred to the St. John Paul II Center for the New Evangelization. He is married and has two children. Originally from Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, he studied in the diocesan seminary at his birth city in the 1990s and moved to the United States in 1999.
“I am very happy because I will return to CSJD where I worked for more than 11 years.” CSJD is a ministry within the Archdiocese of Denver that seeks to provide support for the immigrant community by providing courses in English as a second language, computer science, free legal assistance, financial education and trainings for small business owners. It also offers college degrees in Spanish, which are valid in the United States, through an agreement with Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla UPAEP.