Carmen Portela


Carmen Portela

Director, Office of Parish Hispanic Leadership Support at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. Provide support, services, and training in

catechetical ministries, marriage and respect life and evangelization to parishes leaders, and apostolates to enable the evangelistic and catechetical outreach to the Hispanic Community.

Diocesan Catechetical Leader with pastoral experience at parish and diocesan level.  BBA from the University of Rio Piedras Puerto Rico.

MTh and PhD in Theology from The Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend Indiana.

Co-chairperson in a nonprofit organization, Journey for Peace (JFP). JFP mission is to help under privilege minorities with education and services.  Born in San Juan Puerto Rico, love music, dancing and gardening. Married 40 years to Rafael Angel Portela and have three daughters.