Costa Rica’s Texas Extension

Adapted from the Diocese of Texas

The Rt. Rev. Hector Monterroso, Bishop of Costa Rica, will serve as Assistant Bishop of Texas beginning July 1.

Monterroso will serve as bishop of the southern region of the diocese. Elected delegates approved the position at the diocese’s annual meeting in Galveston on Feb 12.

Citing their mutual vision of mission and evangelism, Bishop C. Andrew Doyle said Monterroso’s work will continue to strengthen growth in Hispanic congregations and new missional communities and church plants in the Diocese of Texas.

“I’m thrilled Bishop Monterroso has accepted my invitation to join our diocesan staff,” Bishop Doyle said. “He has a heart for mission and will be a great presence in our congregations. He will also help raise up leaders within the Hispanic congregations, although he will not minister in these communities exclusively.”

“I identified with Bishop Doyle’s vision of missional communities and expansion,” Bishop Monterroso said.

While other U.S. dioceses had approached him previously, Monterroso said he felt most aligned with Bishop Doyle and the Diocese of Texas.

“Let’s say it was a nudge from the Holy Spirit first, but I recognized that this invitation was a great opportunity to do something new and challenging,” he said. “It’s a good time for the Diocese of Costa Rica and a good time for me and my family.”

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