Coordinator of Hispanic Ministries
(949) 951-8599 ext. 239
Lyanamar Medina was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Her parents were both involved in Education, planting the seed for Lyana’s passion to teach and help others. Lyana is married to Leopoldo Peña and three children complete their family; Leopoldo, Luis David, and Fabiana. Lyanamar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Material Science Engineering from Simón Bolívar University, Venezuela and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Metropolitana University, Venezuela. She also has a Diploma of Religious Education Teacher and Catechist, from the Instituto Superior de Teología y Pastoral of the Archdioceses of San Juan, Puerto Rico and is a certified Laical Minister and Catechist from the Diocese of Orange. Prior to joining Santiago de Compostela, Lyanamar was the Pastoral Coordinator for San Luis Rey Catholic School and a member of the board of the Marist Catholic School in Puerto Rico. At Santiago, she is the Coordinator for the Hispanics Ministries and for the Faith Formation program in Spanish since May 2012. For Lyana it is a huge satisfaction to see Hispanic Families and their children receiving the blessing of being integrated and welcomed into the Santiago parish family and see how each year more children receive with joy and enthusiasm the Body of Christ in their First Communion.