A Peru native began work last month as a new migrant minister for the Diocese of Rochester.
Jorge Salgado first lived in Chicago when he moved to the United States in 2004. He worked for the Diocese of Joliet as a theology teacher for Hispanic leaders of the community. A year later, he moved to Moorhead, Minn., as the Hispanic ministry coordinator for a parish there. During his five years in Moorhead, he worked with the farmworker community, he said.
For the past four years, he worked in Alexandria, Va., as associate director of liturgy and adult sacraments at a parish. He came across the opening for Rochester’s migrant minister position, recently vacated by Penny Gardner, on an online site, as he wanted to find a job working with farmworkers again.
"They need us most," he said.