Hector J. Hernandez

Peer Group Convener, Prison and Jail Ministries; Hispanic Outreach Coordinator, Mental Health Initiative

Rev. Héctor J. Hernández is the Peer Group Convener for the Prison and Jail Ministries Affinity Group, a network of support for Disciples engaged in spiritual care and advocacy ministries with those who are incarcerated and their families. In this role, Héctor leads and supports the dialogue and work of the peer group; determines if there are ways to expand efforts in connecting and supporting prison and jail ministry leaders; and represents the NBA at workshops, panel discussions, general and regional meetings, congregational trainings, and other opportunities.

Héctor also serves with NBA as the Hispanic Outreach Coordinator of the Mental Health Initiative, which aims to establish the necessary awareness and understanding required to counter stigma and change the landscape of conversation regarding mental illness and disorders within the church.

Additionally, Héctor serves as as interim pastor of Iglesia Presbiteriana Nueva Creación (New Creation Presbyterian Church) in the west side of Indianapolis. He has been serving the Latino/Latina immigrant community of Indianapolis since 2009. He is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and has a Master in Divinity and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Christian Theological Seminary, as well as an undergraduate degree in Communications with a minor in Visual Arts.

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Prison & Jail Ministries Affinity Group

Through the NBA Prison and Jail Ministries Affinity Group, we focus on supporting congregations and individuals as they engage in prison- and jail-related ministries, and connecting conversations across Disciples-related ministries in order to strengthen this work.

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NBA Gathers Prison & Jail Ministry Workers for a Two-Year Peer Group Experience

May 04, 2016

In April, eight prison and jail ministry practitioners gathered in Louisville, Kentucky, to attend the “Reaching Individuals Behind and Beyond the Bars” conference and to kick off the first NBA Prison and Jail Ministries Peer Group

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