Yolanda Durante

Yolanda Durante

International Ministry Coordinator

Yolanda grew up speaking both Spanish and English in a Williamsburg, New York Hispanic community, and Church where she became a Christian at seven years old.   She graduated from Hunter College with a double major in Religion and Sociology, received an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and did some PhD studies at the University of Virginia in Religion and Medical Ethics. She has led a Pennsylvania German congregation, Churches in Virginia, and pioneered a new Church plant where she trained leaders and ministered to seekers and new believers.  She has done prayer walking in Spain and during seminary, traveled to Egypt and Israel to assist Christian ministries. Yolanda brings to IHS Global experience in the health care field; she served multi-cultural families for seven years as the Montgomery County MCC Early Head Start Health coordinator. She worked closely with medical organizations and monitored and oversaw the health work of advocates and centers to provide medical services to some of the most impoverished children and pregnant women in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Yolanda also has worked as a part time Adjunct Professor at Esperanza College of Eastern University and taught an overview of the Bible in its historical context in both English and Spanish. She has also served as a public speaker in the region on the Biblical Hebraic roots of Christianity and its significance for the Body of Christ today.  She resides in Pennsylvania with her family and her greatest joy was giving birth to her precious daughter and son. Like Deborah of Judges 4, she enjoys spending time just listening to God. She has fun taking walks with her Bichon Friese dog, exploring new places, and doing light kick boxing and Zumba fitness to keep in step!