Rev. Edgar Vergara

La Semilla New Faith Community,
Chairperson of the Hispanic/Latino Committee of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church
Edgar A. Vergara Millán is from San Luis R.C., Sonora, a city located on the border with Arizona in Northwestern Mexico, where he lived until 2009 when he moved to North Carolina to attend seminary. While living in Mexico, Edgar served in ministry with migrant communities from Southern Mexico and Central America who were stranded at the border between Sonora and Arizona. Before coming to North Carolina, Edgar served as the pastor of a Hispanic/Latino United Methodist church in Somerton, Arizona and as the associate pastor at Fort Yuma United Methodist Mission, which is a Native American congregation located in Winterhaven, California. He graduated from Duke Divinity School in 2013 and was appointed by the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church to plant a Hispanic/Latino mission in Henderson, North Carolina. In 2014, he was appointed as the pastor of City Road United Methodist Church in the same city, where he served for four years working towards the integration of both faith communities. Since July of 2018, Edgar has been working towards the planting of a new faith community that will serve with Hispanic/Latinx population and with the larger immigrant community in the Durham, North Carolina area. He began that journey serving with the people of New Creation United Methodist Church who extended hospitality to him and his family in extraordinary ways. As of March 1st of 2019, Edgar was appointed as a pioneer church planter in Durham, serving as the pastor of La Semilla, a new faith community which is in its gestation stage and which seeks to focus on the areas of health, education, and justice as it serves the Hispanic/Latinx population in Durham. He is grateful to be in this journey in the company of his wife Kena, with whom he has been married since 2005, their daughter Kenna who is a mischievous threenager, and their dog Maximus who will turn 12 this year.

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Part of a weekend program, including:

Saturday, June 1, 2019 // 2 to 5 PM
Interfaith Dialogue 

Saturday, June 1, 2019 // 7 PM
Public Talk 

Saturday, June 1, 2019 // 7 PM
Public Talk 

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