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Ricardo Tavarez

Rev. Tavárez is a second-generation Latino immigrant of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent who has spent most of his life in Grand Rapids. He enjoys his culture. “Especially the food!” he shouts. At a youthful age, his passion became accessing skills and resources that he could bring into the urban areas of the city to build up minority community leaders. He earned a dual undergraduate degree at Kuyper College in Bible and International Business. He later graduated from Calvin Theological Seminary with a Master’s Degree in Divinity. Rev. Tavárez remains passionate about equipping urban leaders with cross-cultural leadership and ministry skills. He has served in various ministry roles and enjoys traveling as a workshop leader, preacher, and speaker. He currently pastors En Vivo Church, a Christian Reformed church plant.