Chaplain Cesar Duran

Spanish Translation and Advisement


The Rev. Cesar M. Duran is a native of Mexico, ordained as an elder in the Methodist Church of Mexico in 1995 and has pastored churches in Mexico for 13 years. He holds a Bachelor’s of Theology degree from Seminario Juan Wesley in Monterrey, Mexico, and a Master of Divinity degree from Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado.

Duran is an Ordained Pastor with the United Methodist Church.

“I began to serve God when I was a child in my home church,” Cesar says. “Then I served God in the district and conference as a youth leader. In one of the trainings, God called me to the ministry. I clearly heard the call of God but I refused to listen. After a lot of struggle, I accepted the call and went to the seminary.” He was 17 years old when God called.

Cesar has two children.

Cesar became involved with Soccer Chaplains United in 2016 as an Associate Chaplain with the Colorado Rapids. He served for three seasons in that capacity (2016-2017).

Cesar is, currently, living in Nebraska and assists with translation and Spanish-speaking needs.


BA, Theology, Seminario Juan Wesley, Monterrey, Mexico

MDiv, Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado

Additional Certifications and Training

Fluent in English and Spanish