Rev. Dr. Eduardo (Eddie) Rivera
Rev. Dr. Eduardo (Eddie) Rivera lives in El Paso, Texas and currently serves in the New Mexico Conference as the District Superintendent of the El Paso District. He is a native of Monterrey, Mexico and is married to Hilda, a retired Professional Educator. In the summer of 1979, Rivera received a call to ordained ministry in the Methodist Church of Mexico. He has been in full-time ministry for over 30 years in both Mexico and the United States, ministering in the Conferencia Anual Oriental (Mexico), Southern Illinois Conference (now Illinois Great Rivers Conference), Northwest Texas Conference and in the New Mexico Conference. Rivera attended the Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas where he learned English. He earned his Bachelor of Theology Degree from the Seminario Metodista Juan Wesley in Monterrey, México, a Master of Theology Degree and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Candler School of Theology-Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He was ordained an Elder of the Methodist Church of Mexico in 1988 and transferred his credentials to the New Mexico Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1998. He has been an elected delegate to every General and Jurisdictional Conference since 2008. Rivera’s term of office as an elected director of The Fund will expire in 2023.