Pastora Carmen Colón-Brown
Pastora Carmen comes from the New Jersey/New York area. She was born in the US to parents from Lares and Moca, Puerto Rico, and is the oldest of five children. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Thiel College (ELCA). She was consecrated a Deaconess in 2010 through the Lutheran Deaconess Association at Valparaiso University, IN. She has been married to Charles Brown for 28 years and they have two daughters: Autumn and Sienna. In May of 2010, Deaconess Carmen received a call to serve the Southern Ohio Synod as a Latino Mission Developer. In August of 2010 the call was extended to serve as Pastor of Vida E†erna–Iglesia Luterana (VEIL). She is currently enrolled in the TEEM (Theological Education for Emerging Ministries) program seeking ordination. VEIL is celebrating its 5th anniversary as a ministry and worshiping community of the Southern Ohio Synod.