Be the Hope Featured Speaker
Rev. Elly Mendez Angulo


The Rev. Elivette (Elly) Mendez Angulo serves as Project Coordinator of Encuentros de Gracia y Bienvenida, an initiative of the United Church of Christ that seeks to engage the faithful in prayerful dialogue regarding sexual orientation. She offers workshops and training opportunities to engage in sacred conversations of grace and welcome, while using a multicultural, multigenerational exercise called "Identity Bowling" to discuss ways in which intersectionality affects each of us, and how we can build a more just-filled world together.

Elly also has served as co-pastor and teacher of Manantial de Gracia “Spring of Grace” United Church of Christ in Hartford, Connecticut, since 2015, when she graduated from Andover Newton Theological School with a master of divinity degree. Elly enjoys traveling, photography, blogging and talking about her love of the Franklinton Center at Bricks in Whitakers, North Carolina. She is a committed woman of faith who loves serving the Divine and has responded to the call to minister and serve all of God’s creation. You are invited to follow her journey on