Inside the Winter Issue of Aware Magazine, you'll meet Garrett-Evangelical's new president, Rev. Dr. Javier A. Viera. An extraordinary minister, teacher, and administrator, President Viera officially began January 1, 2021. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, President Viera is the first person of color and first Latino to hold the office of president in the seminary’s 168-year history.
In addition, you will meet nine of our newest students preparing for ministry at Garrett-Evangelical. Though the start of their seminary journey may not be what they had anticipated because of the pandemic, our newest students have jumped into online learning, participated in virtual prayer and worship services, and found ways to build community in digital spaces. The demands and commitments of those actively pursuing their vocational calling may be great, but we are confident they will rise to the challenge—because they already are.