Pastor Germán Novelli-Oliveros was born and raised in Venezuela. He came to the United States in 2012, when he began to serve the Lord and His people in our congregation. Pastor Novelli Jr. studied Journalism, graduated from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas (2012), and also has a master degree in Theology from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (2018). Pastor Novelli Jr. serves the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod as the president of the Hispanic Missionary League and the VII Hispanic National Convention, organizations that seek to promote and strengthen Latino missions and ministries nationwide. Baseball, soccer, writing, and serving the community are his passions in life. His wife -Lucía- is the greatest love of his life.