Fr. Ignacio Llorente was born in Seville, Spain, and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 13, 2009, and is a member of the Saint John Society - a society of apostolic life dedicated to the New Evangelization. Fr. Ignacio holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from UCEMA, a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from UNSTA, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Mount Angel Seminary. He also completed a Licentiate in Sacred Theology at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, MI. He wrote his thesis on “Miracles in the Work of John Henry Newman.” He led campus ministry at the Newman Center at Oregon State University from 2009 to 2012; was pastor at St. Patrick Parish in Portland, OR, from 2012 to 2014; and then at St. Mary Parish in Corvallis, OR, from 2014 to 2018. Since October of 2018, he has served as pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Portland, OR.