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About The Site:
The aim of this blog is to share my insight and perspective on issues dealing with or related to: Faith, Politics, Religion and Life.
About The Author:
Leonard O Goenaga was born to Cuban parents in Paramount California, and moved at an early age to his home city of Miami, Florida. While in Miami, Leonard received an A.A. from Miami Dade College, as well as graduated with a B.A. in Religious Studies and a 2nd B.A. in Political Science from Florida International University. In addition to graduating cum laude, Leonard interned with then Speaker of the House Marco Rubio, and served his undergraduate institution by structuring several important organizations and philanthropies, such as the FIU Student Government Judiciary (where he served as the Chief Justice), and FIU 30 Hour Famine (a campaign to raise worldwide hunger awareness and poverty). On October 2009, Leonard had the honor of marrying Katrina Lynne Martinez. A native Floridian born in Key West, Katrina is a cum laude graduate of the University of Miami with a B.A. in Religious Studies which focused in ethics and women in religion, and minored in Theater Arts. After graduating and marrying, Leonard and Katrina felt called to ministry and moved to Wake Forest North Carolina to attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In August 2011, Leonard graduated nearly a year early with an M.Div. (Master of Divinity) in Christian Ethics.
Over this period, Leonard served as the Grassroots and Digital Director for the Vote FOR Marriage NC campaign, which successfully amended the state constitution. For his successful efforts, Leonard was awarded the prestigious Williams-White Award for the Practice of Christian Social Concern. He also continued to refine his work in digital engagement by serving as the Digital and Events Director for the Romney campaign and NCGOP in North Carolina, which was one of the only swing states to be won by the presidential candidate. In addition to his public service, Leonard has served the church as a pastor of a Filipino church in downtown Raleigh called Glory of God Christian Fellowship. Leonard credits his expertise in digitally engaging and communicating with audiences to his diverse academic and professional experiences, which range from starting a successful e-commerce boutique, to structuring successful digital political campaigns, and to serving as a pastor at a local church.
Leonard is currently in his second year pursuing a Ph.D. in Christian Ethics and Political Theology from Southeastern. He lives in North Raleigh with his wife and beautiful 14 month old daughter, Charlotte Ann A Goenaga. Both are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their second child in May 2014.
Leonard’s life goals can be found within Mark 12:28-34, & 16:15.
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