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Isaac Ruelas

Assistant Youth Minister and Multiculturalism Coordinator

Isaac joined the staff at All Saints in 2011 as Assistant Youth Minister. Born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley, Isaac was brought up by Latino Pentecostal parents/pastors and was taught to value the importance of faith and prayer. He attended Azusa Pacific University (APU) where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. He has worked with youth for more than nine years.

Since joining All Saints Isaac has been training with VISIONS, Inc., participating in their offerings where he has immersed himself in education around differences, emotional intelligence, intercultural communication skills and self awareness.

In 2013 Isaac and his colleagues in the Children, Youth and Families (CYF) Department planned and implemented a city-wide program on bullying and appreciating differences with youth and leaders in Pasadena. The All Saints Church Anti-Bullying Summit educated and empowered youth to understand bullying through the lens of differences, targets, communication and empathy building. Isaac coordinated and lead the training for program facilitators on intentional communication, emotional intelligence and understanding differences.

In the 2014-2015 program year Isaac was a part of coordinating a year-long initiative around multiculturalism for CYF, where students learned through presentations, field trips and experience learning what concepts like racism, sexism, homophobia look and feel like. He also planned trips to different faith communities for services to better understand differences and how they can celebrated.

In July 2015 Isaac became the Multiculturalism Coordinator at All Saints, in addition to his youth work. Isaac feels it is an honor to continue growing within this faith community and to take on new challenges at All Saints. He is excited to be a part of changing the narratives around diversity, differences and how we navigate through them in the healthiest way possible.

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