Felipe was born in Santiago, Chile. He came to faith while playing on a traveling, semi-professional basketball team in Chile. As a young man he began his studies in the culinary arts, but the call of God on his life was strong. He felt a strong draw to ministry after a deathbed conversation with his abuelo and witnessing his conversion.
He is currently an Associate Pastor at a Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) church in Millard, Nebraska. He has previously served as a pastoral resident at One Hope Family in Omaha and also with Harvest Downtown in Colorado Springs, CO with former Switchbacks chaplain, Kurt Trempert. Previously, he was involved in youth ministry in his native Chile leading Bible studies and discipleship groups. He is ordained in the C&MA.
Felipe and his wife, Taya, have a daughter, Josefina. He enjoys rooting for Creighton University basketball, supporting the Chilean National Team in fútbol, and spending time with his family.
Felipe serves as volunteer chaplain to Union Omaha, a team playing in the United Soccer League – League One. He has served in his position since fall of 2023. He is the first chaplain to serve the team.
BA, Administration and Culinary Production, (2014-2016)
MDiv, Theological Studies, Crown College (2020-present)
Additional Certifications and Trainings
Fluent in Spanish and English
Prepare-Enrich Marital Counseling Certified Facilitator
EXPONENTIAL Church Planter’s Cohort