MARIO ZANI - Hispanic Ministries Pastor
Mario’s present responsibility at Central Church is to team my call of a Pastor with a great group of volunteer leaders and a wonderful multicultural congregation. Many countries are represented in our congregation that include Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Venezuela, United States, and Argentina among others. This is the best multicultural congregation that you may find in town.
Mario is married to his wife Ana, they have three children (Fabiana, Christian and Louis); and two grandchildren (Leilanni and Giancarlo –Gianni). They love their family and, when distance is not a factor, time spend with them is fabulous!
For fun Mario likes writing and reading; however ―being from the land of Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona, one of his favorite sports is soccer. He plays twice or three times a week with his grandchildren. When there is a good game, he likes to watch it; either on TV or live in a given soccer field. His favorite Argentinean team is Boca Juniors; his international team is Barcelona, from Spain.
The Lord provided Mario with the opportunity to study in his country; then, in the USA where he obtained Master in Divinity degree, then the Doctor of Ministry degree, both from Nazarene Theological Seminary. Of all education received, he values elementary school the most.
“Forrest Gump” is his favorite movie. (Tom Hanks, is his favorite actor; and Sally Fields, is his favorite actress).