Marcos Canales, originally from Costa Rica, grew up throughout Latin America as the son of Peruvian Nazarene missionaries. Marcos received his B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from Point Loma Nazarene University and his Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has been church planting and pastoring amongst the Latina community of the greater Los Angeles area for more than a decade. During this time, he has worked with non-profit community organizations in the areas of urban youth development, mentorship, and immigration advocacy. Currently, Marcos is the pastor of La Fuente Ministries- a bilingual, intercultural, and intergenerational ministry of Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene. A special focus of his ministry is the mentorship and development of emerging Latino/a leaders.