The Rev. Daniel Mejia-Munoz (M.Div. 2001) will preach at the Tuesday, March 15, 11 a.m., service in Oxnam Chapel.
Mejia-Munoz is the senior pastor of St. Matthews UMC in Bowie, Maryland. He is also a member of Wesley’s board of governors and a current D.Min. student.
Also, he was one of the first Lewis Fellows and an adjunct professor for the Practice in Ministry and Mission. He has served The United Methodist Church both at the conference and national levels.
Born in Mexico and educated as a lawyer, he answered the call to ministry instead. Mejia-Munoz became an American citizen in 2010.
“My sermon will be about how Jesus led Romero on a very different journey than the one the archbishop had planned for himself,” he writes.
“What I would like all of us take from the sermon is the realization that Jesus is calling us to journey and serve those who are in need regardless of our safety, our prestige, or our professional careers.
“I hope Oscar Romero’s life and martyrdom will inspire and challenge all of us to be more Christ-like in a time when the many voices of evil seek to drown the Gospel of hope and liberation.”
The Rev. Dr. Daisy Machado will speak at the 4 p.m. lecture on Thursday, March 17. The title of her lecture is “Faith in the Public Square and the Challenge of Immigration.”