The Western Latin America District elected Humberto Mena as its next superintendent, effective 2 May. Mena replaces Orlando Serrano, who is retiring after serving as district superintendent for more than 20 years.
Mena currently serves at Selma Church of the Nazarene, a position he has held for 20 years. He will continue service there until he begins his district superintendent role in May.
“It is a privilege to have been elected as district superintendent to serve as a pastor of my colleagues, their families, and the congregations they serve,” Mena said. “I firmly believe in church planting, both in this country as well as abroad. I ask your prayers for God to help us fulfill this beautiful privilege He has bestowed upon us.”
Mena began serving as youth pastor at Belvedere, California, Church of the Nazarene in 1985 after graduating from Nazarene Bible College. Two years later, he moved on to pastor Iglesia del Nazareno in Pasadena, and in 1993 he accepted another pastorate at Echo Park Church of the Nazarene.
Humberto and his wife, Silvia, currently live in Selma, California.