It is with great satisfaction that I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Hector Obregon-Luna, born in Peru and a missionary in Chile, Ireland, Pakistan and India since I was 19 years old. I arrived in the USA in 2001 and since 2003 directing programs of Religious Education, Master Catechist for the Archdiocese of Chicago, Speaker and philanthropist in the public arena. At this time, I am grateful to have been given the opportunity by Father Elmer to be joining the staff of St. Cletus as the Associate Director of Faith Formation for Children.
Speaking briefly about my background. Along with my credentials as a philanthropist and educational leader, I hold a Master of Systematic Theology with World Mission Concentration; today known as Ecumenical Concentration from the Catholic Theological Union.
The past seventeen years I have been serving the St. Viator Parish community as the Director of Faith Formation, Youth Ministry and Media Coordinator. Alongside my position at St, Viator, I serve as the bilingual consultant for the RCL Benziger Kendal Hunt publishing company and Adjunct Faculty at the Institute of Pastoral Leadership at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake.
Being a missionary, crossing cultures, language and beliefs is my discipleship commitment. Listening communities, fostering faith and creating spaces for future leaders is my call. As parents are the first Catechists of their children, I work in creating bridges between generations and traditions.
It is an honor to serve at St. Cletus and my goal is to work with the families as they bring their children to the faith formation, the catechists as they partner in our children’s faith formation and the parish community. I look so forward in meeting with future young leaders to foster the vitality of the community and create spaces of worship and faith development for our young generations
On a personal level, I live at Elmwood Park with my wife Maria, Tobby and Lulu, together we love going out for walks in our neighborhood, to the Lake Shore and the Morton Arboretum. Since we have the privilege to live in a very cosmopolitan place, we enjoy tasting food from all cultures, but of course, cooking Peruvian food.
I look forward to meeting with you all and writing this new chapter of our lives. To those of you who we already met, thank you for your hospitality; you already made me feel at home.