Souza

Public Speaker, Teacher, and Writer in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Souza

Public Speaker, Teacher, and Writer in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mauro Souza is pastor, activist, speaker, writer and theologian. A former businessman and macro-economic financial analyst, he is an ecumenical cross-cultural networker among Christian leaders.

He was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil where he studied Theology and currently pursuing Doctor of Ministry Degree at Free Methodist Theological Seminary; Economics at United Metropolitan College and Composition and Conducting at State University of Sao Paulo. He assited his father to plant churches in the outskirt of Sao Paulo city, youth leader at the University of Sao Paulo. He studied "Hispanic/Latino (a) Leadership Programs" at Princeton Theological Seminary in NJ, and "Leadership and Church Development" at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta. From 1979 to 1984, Mauro fought for democracy during Brazil's military dictatorship. He actively marched with trade unionists, students, journalists, and artists to defy the military junta ruling Brazil with iron fist, persecuting, jailing and often torturing many political dissidents.

Mauro is recognized leader who uses provocational speaking & preaching to equip people for a life of transformation. He also engages on issues of multi-ethnicity, leadership, and cross-cultural community development for churches and other organizations. He has also served as founding pastor of Seara (Harvest) Brazilian Church to minister to the growing Brazilian community in the Twin Cities. From 2007-12, Mauro served as one of the pastors of Church of All Nations – (PCUSA) in Minneapolis.

Mauro has held positions with church and para church organizations as well as community foundations in Brazil and in the USA. He serves on the board of Multiethnic Church Leadership Cohort, which is one of the Transform Minnesota programs.

His public speaking covers a broad range of topics including postmodern thought and culture, theology, culture, immigration, ministry of reconciliation, Biblical studies, leadership, global mission, spiritual formation, worship, inter-religious.