Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet, February 24, 2008: Bishop Soto
, Assisting Bishop of Southeast Florida
, will join us for this annual event (See below, BLESSING OF THE FLEET).
The Rt.Rev. Onell A. Soto, retired bishop of Venezuela, was born in Cuba in 1932.
has a long career as communicator and missionary.He
has founded and edited four mission publications and at present he
publishes a column in Nuevo Siglo, the international paper of the Latin American Council of Churches
.The column, Rapidísimas, is also sent through the Internet.Bishop Soto
, a 1964 graduate of the School of Theology of the University of the South at Sewanee, has served in Ecuador, El Salvador and Venezuela.For 10 years he was Mission Information Officer at the Episcopal Church Center in New York.Before his final retirement in 2001, he served for seven years as assistant bishop of the dioceses of Atlanta and Alabama.In 2002 he served for three months as acting director of the office of communication of the Anglican Communion in London, England. His
wife, Nina, is editor of Día
, the Spanish version of Forward's Day by Day.The Sotos live in Doral, Florida, and have four children and five grandchildren. Bishop Soto has served as Interim Minister at St. James-in-the-Hills, Hollywood, and St. Luke's Church, Miami. Last year he was elected vice president of the Florida Council of Churches.