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Meet Associate Hector Obregon-Luna

October 12, 2016

Associate Hector Obregon-Luna brings an accomplished background to the Viatorian

Associate Hector Obregon-Luna with Fr. Thomas von Behren, CSV

Associate Hector Obregon-Luna with Fr. Thomas von Behren, CSV

Community. He has served as director of religious education and youth ministry at St. Viator Parish in Chicago for 10 years, while also earning his master’s degree in counseling and now working on a doctorate.

When he’s not at the parish, Hector serves as a professional counselor, as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary in Mundelein and he helps to organize retreats for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Hector is a native of Peru, and he often shares the story of how his commitment to living out his faith began as a child growing up in Peru, where a visiting missionary priest made a lasting impact on his life.

Associate Hector Obregon-Luna and Br. Peter Lamick attend the Viatorian Youth Congress

Associate Hector Obregon-Luna and Br. Peter Lamick attend the Viatorian Youth Congress

Yet it was working alongside of Viatorians at St. Viator Parish where he discerned his call to become a lay associate.

“Working side by side with Viatorian members,” Hector says, “has been an enriching and life giving experience for me.”

For the past several summers, Hector has accompanied teens from the parish to attend the Viatorian Youth Congress and learn more about the Viatorian charism. It has deepened his faith life and now he hopes to instill that life of service in the young people he serves.

“Being involved with the Viatorian life and ministry has inspired me to continue my personal vocation as an associate,” Hector says, “and share my gifts and talents of accompanying people through catechesis, counseling, mentoring and music.”