was an outstanding track and cross country runner at Berry Academy
of 1967 he
received the coveted "Athlete of the Year" award which honored the most outstanding
athlete at the school, regardless of sport.
Luis was born in Cuba and he and his sister became what was known as Peter Pan children, kids who
fled Cuba in the early 1960s without their parents.
was only twelve years old when he
sister arrived in Miami in 1961.
was supported by the Episcopal Church
arrived in the
states and he came to Berry in 1963.
Today, Luis is the Rector of St. John's Church in Washington, DC.
teaches courses nationwide in parish building and stewardship.
time at St. John's
served as Rector of Trinity Church in Wilmington, Delaware, and St.
Paul's Church in Paterson, New Jersey.
St. Paul's, an urban parish, grew during his
thirty-five parishioners to several hundred.
In 1985 St. Paul's was named "Church of the Year" by the
New Jersey Council of Churches
From 1977 until 1980, he served as Assistant Rector at St. Peter's
Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.
He then was Director of Refugee Resettlement for the Diocese of
Maryland for two years.
Luis attended The University of the South, graduating in 1971.
He received a Masters in Divinity
degree from the Virginia Theological Seminary in 1977.