Benny Yupanqui

FAMILY:
Benny Yupanqui, Deacon, is a Peruvian-American person, theologian, and clinical chaplain. He is proud to be part of a large family of eleven children; his parents Alejandro and Francisca and five sisters live already in heaven. Sister Otilia and brothers Ananias, Abel, and Wilder live in Peru with their own families. He has more than fifty nephews and nieces living in different cities of Peru. Trujillo is the hometown for Benny that he takes it always in his heart. He is married and has a precious son of 15-year-old. He is settled in North Carolina since 1999. Chapel Hill was the first town since he arrived in the United States and now his family lives in Durham, one of the several other cities that compose the metropolitan area of the Triangle of North Carolina. 
In the past twenty years, he and his family have made friends from different cultures and ethnicities that enrich each other by sharing ideas, meals, "fiestas" and others; however, living and sharing the Christian and Catholic Faith bounded that friendship.         


EDUCATION:
- He got a Master’s degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University New Orleans with concentration courses in Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology. (M.P.S.) 
- Got a post-master certification, four semesters, as Clinical Chaplain from A.C.P.E. with an internship and residency at Duke University Medical Center.
- He got a Master's Degree in Arts of Theology, three years of Philosophy, and four years of Theology at The Major Seminary San Carlos and San Marcelo of Trujillo, Peru, and evaluated in the United States by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), Washington D.C. (M.A.Th.)
- Got a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from The Facultad de Teologia Pontificia y Civil de Lima. It is the first Pontifical and Civil University created in Latin America by the Dominican order on July 1st, 1548. 
- He obtained a Religious Education licensed from the Peruvian State and from the Roman Catholic Church to teach Catholic theology in Peru and within the Catholic Church because of the agreement between the Holy See and the Peruvian Nation. 

The formal education of Benny is divided into four parts:
PASTORAL AND SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY:
*Fundamental Theology.
*Trinity.
*Pastoral I-IV.
*Practical Theology.
*Moral Theology: Love and Sexuality.
*Moral Theology: Justice.
*Moral Theology: Commandments.
*Popular Religiosity.
*Eucharist.
*Dogmatic Theology.
*Liturgy and Sacraments I-IV.
*History of the Church I-IV.
*Ecclesiology.
*Homiletics.
*Parish administration.
*Parish, hospital, prison, and mission internships.
*Leadership and Organization.
*Missionology.
*Evangelization and New Evangelization.
*General Spirituality.
*Spiritual Direction.
*Confession Examination (Audiendas)
*Christology.
*Grace.
*Ecumenism.
*Research.
*Social Teaching of the Church.
*Faith and Revelation.
*Sacred and Contemporary Music.
*Holy Spirit.
*Mariology.
*Canon Law I-V.
*Fathers of the Church.
*Sacred Scriptures I-X semesters.
*Adolescent Spirituality.
*Soteriology.
*Scatology.
*Christian Origins.
*Jews Roots.
*Parish Life Ministry.
*Youth Ministry.
*Spirituality Moral and Ethics.
*Universe Exam and Thesis approved.
*Eastern Catholic Church rites. 

PHILOSOPHY DISCIPLINE: 
*Criteriology and Logic.
*Cosmology.
*Metaphysics.
*Ethics.
*History of the Philosophy: 4 semesters
*Universal History.
*Order and Discipline.
*Language Arts, Latin, Spanish, and English.
*Media Communications.
*Faith and Science.
*Fundamental Theology.
*Cosmology.
*Anthropology.
*Universe Exam and Thesis approved.

COURSES OF PASTORAL CARE:
*Active Listening.
*Pastoral presence.
*Welcoming ministry.
*Reflection, action, reflection.
*Ecumenical Liturgy celebration.
*Self-care.
*Verbatims.
*Clinical settings.
*Human Ethics.
*Pastoral Care.
*Pastoral Counseling.
*Prayer. 
*Presentations to Hospital Staff.
*Bereavement group settings.
*Spiritual literature. 
*Methods and techniques of Spirituality. 

COURSES OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
*Curriculum and Syllabus.
*Catechetical formation
*Application of Technology to Religion
*Seminar workshop in Religious Education
*Theory of Education.
*Pedagogy.
*Philosophy of Education.
*Developmental Psychology.
*History of Education
*Educational systematics
*Education administration: Supervision and law
*Practice teaching I-IV.
*Theology and Education.
*Educational Statistics.
*Educational Technology I-IV
*Catechetical Leadership
*Exam and Thesis approved.


MINISTRY EXPERIENCE:
Rev. Dcn. Benny Yupanqui has been ministering in schools, parishes, dioceses in pastoral care ministry for twenty years, which is founded at his young age, 15-year-old when he started as a volunteer catechist at his first Catholic Parish named "St. Rose of Lima" en Trujillo, Peru. There Benny got his first spiritual catholic learning from the missionaries religious Irish priest and sisters who were ministering in Trujilo east area. 
Benny spent seven years of Seminary training and formation in Roman Catholic Priesthood at a Pontifical Mayor Seminary in Soth America. An amazing experience of organization, leadership, evangelization, vision of the world as Catholics, an inexplicable relationship with God, an amazing contact with Jesus, and an aromatic contemplation in the Holy Spirit. Founded a community of friendship and a compassionate service to people in Jesus Christ. 
He was ordained Deacon to the Catholic Church on October 30, 2010. Ordained by Bishop John Bura in Charlotte, North Carolina, within the Catholic Diocese of St. Josaphat. 

These are the formal ministry employment Benny did during the past years and Peru and in the States: 
- High school teacher of Religious Education in public and in private schools in Peru. 
- He was a Religious Education high school coordinator for the Archdiocese of Cusco.
- Co-Director of Communications for the Archdiocese of Trujillo. 
- Clinical Chaplain at Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance and McAllen Medical Center in Texas. 
- Clinical Chaplain at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
- He was Director of Hispanic Ministry at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church
- Mission Administrator of Virgen de Guadalupe Mission of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy 
- Director of Faith Formation at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church.
- Director of Faith Formation at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church.
- He directs the New Evangelization Institute, which trains Catechists and church leaders in Pastoral Theology.
- He is ministering now in Wyoming as the director of the Hispanic/Latino Community at the Diocese of Cheyenne. 

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