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Cortes Joins PUC as Campus Chaplain

Larry Peña, April 14, 2011
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Pastor Laffit Cortes has accepted the position of PUC campus chaplain and associate pastor of the PUC Church, and will begin the new post effective July 1 of this year.

Cortes currently serves as the youth director for the New Jersey region of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and comes with a wealth of outreach and young adult ministry experience that makes him an ideal fit for the position. As youth director, Cortes coordinates ministry events and programs for young people within the 13,000-member New Jersey Seventh-day Adventist community. He has also been a featured speaker at a variety of programs for young people within New Jersey and across the country.

Cortes began laying the groundwork for his ministry at PUC April 7, when he came to Angwin to meet with student leaders and administrators on campus to begin planning for next school year. He will also took the opportunity to meet and greet the campus April 8 at a special program for PUC students.

“I hope to collaborate with others as we develop future servant leaders that will not only love God, but live lives dedicated to serving as Christ did,” he says. “By God's grace, He will use us to raise an army of youth … that will live the message of a crucified, risen, and soon-coming Savior."

Cortes will return to Angwin with his wife Lynda, an occupational therapist, and his children Raylyn and Caleb, in seventh and fifth grades, who will finish this school year before transitioning to their new home in July.