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October 4-6, 2018
San Antonio, TX

Our Vivo conferences bring together great speakers and great fellowship among those involved in ministering with Hispanics from the PCA and other denominations as well, exposing participants to Christ-centered, reformed, Biblical doctrine and theology, and encouraging them to unify their efforts in taking the Gospel to Hispanics throughout the United States.

Save the date for Vivo 2018, October 4-6, 2018 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, San Antionio, TX!

Keynote Speakers


Paul Hahn

Paul has planted churches in Austin, TX, and Knoxville, TN, and has coached numerous church planters as a founding partner in Flourish Coaching. Paul was formerly the RUF Campus Minister at Auburn University. Paul is a graduate of Yale University and Reformed Theological Seminary. Between college and seminary, Paul spent two years on staff with Cru/Athletes in Action and launchee the AIA chapter at the University of Florida.


Ronnie Garcia

Ronnie was born and raised in Houston, Texas to Mexican parents. Ronnie received a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy; M.S. from the University of Arkansas; and an MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.

Under the loving care of Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Ronnie was sent to San Juan, Puerto Rico to plant the PCA’s first church on the island. Since 2010, he has planted a second church and architected a Church Planter Internship aimed at identifying, equipping, and deploying Spanish speaking church planters and teams all over the island.

Leadership Retreats


HLI began sponsoring leadership retreats in the fall of 2012 as a way of bringing together those within the PCA that were involved in ministry with Hispanics. In the years since, our retreats have become a semi-annual event, taking place in odd years, with our Vivo conferences in even years.

But our retreats are not limited to just Hispanics. Over the years, an increasingly ethically-diverse group has attended, allowing for a healthy interaction and an increasing cultural awareness by all.

Vivo Conferences


"Vivo" means "alive" in Spanish, and our Vivo conferences come alive by providing an up-to-date, real-world focus on today's movement to prepare Hispanic leaders for Christ's church. Vivo conferences bring together many who are involved in ministering with Hispanics, and those who desire to find out more, from both the PCA and other denominations.

Plan now to join with us in October, 2018, for Vivo 2018!

Review of Vivo 2015

Over eighty-five people were challenged and encouraged by the Plenary speakers, Dr. Richard Pratt and Rev. Victor Martinez, and the Seminar speakers, Dr. Tom Gibbs and Rev. Josh Geiger at our first Vivo Conference, October 9-10, 2015. Get a taste of what it was like by checking out the pictures and videos from

Vivo 2015