Rev. Tita Valeriano

Director for Evangelical Mission (DEM) and Assistant to the Bishop

E-mail | Phone: 916.756.1665 x112

Rev. Teresita “Tita” Valeriano is a third generation Lutheran, born and raised in the Philippines, and she has served in various areas in the church as a mission developer, congregational pastor, campus chaplain, Secretary for Youth in Church and Society and North American Regional Officer for the Lutheran World Federation. After completing a bachelor’s degree in accounting at University of the East, she completed a degree in church music from the Asian Institute for Liturgy and Music in Manila.

Evangelism, church planting, connecting communities and congregational sustainability have been a big part of Pastor Tita’s Lutheran formation in the Philippines serving as a youth/young adult group, church and district leader and continues these ministries here. An immigrant herself, she works on advocacy and mobilization with immigrants and allies for just immigration policies and on racial justice and reconciliation.

Pastor Tita is married to Dr. Jennifer Snow, faculty at Church Divinity School of the Pacific (Berkeley), and together they have a son named Taal, who is set to go to kindergarten this fall.

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