Wiley College welcomed alumnus and Dallas Pastor Leonardo Haro '05 as the speaker for its Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Tuesday, October 13 in the Julius S. Scott Sr. Chapel. During the celebration, Rev. Haro told students that through hard work, persistence and faithfulness they can overcome anything and achieve their goals.
Wiley's special Hispanic Heritage Celebration was led in worship and song by members of campus ministry Paso de Fe in Spanish and in English. The Hispanic Heritage celebration is an annual Wiley event that takes place during a Tuesday morning chapel service.
Pastor Haro is the associate pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Grand Prairie, Texas, and the leader of the church's start-up Iglesias Unida Ministry.He graduated in 2010 from the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Shortly after leaving Perkins, Pastor Haro was named the worship leader at an El Paso church named Ekklesia. In 2013, he began his appointment at First United Methodist Church of Grand Prairie. While at Wiley College, Pastor Haro played soccer and was named Athlete of the year in 2003.
Pastor Haro is pictured at the Hispanic Heritage Celebration in the Julius S. Scott Chapel with students and Wiley's chaplain, the Rev. Tabitha Rankin.