New Hispanic Coordinator Joins Upper Columbia Conference

September 01, 2007 | Kathy Marson

A new Hispanic coordinator, Walter Pintos Schmidt, recently started work for the Upper Columbia Conference. He and his wife, Liliana, and their two children, Karel and Nikolas, moved here from Beltsville, Md.

Pintos attended the River Plate University in Argentina, receiving a bachelor's degree in Theology and Sacred History. He is continuing his education in the field of Church Growth through doctoral studies at Andrews University.

Most recently Pintos served as the senior pastor for the Silver Spring Spanish Church in the Potomac Conference. He has also pastored churches in Gaithersburg, Bethesda and Silver Spring, Md.

Before entering the pastoral ministry, Pintos served as a regional coordinator for literature evangelists in the Columbia Union Conference. His previous literature evangelism experience included six years in Argentina and Spain.

Walter, Liliana and their children are a welcome addition to the Upper Columbia Conference.