Silvio Cuellar was born in Córdoba, Argentina, raised in Bolivia and immigrated to the United States in 1990. He is a pastoral musician, composer, journalist and lecturer on liturgy, life and family topics. He currently serves as coordinator of the Office of Hispanic Ministry of the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, Associate Editor of the newspaper El Católico de Rhode Island and Director of Music at St. Patrick Parish in Providence, RI. At St. Patrick, he directs five choirs in English and one in Spanish.

Silvio has many years of experience facilitating workshops and educational programs for couples and families.He is a composer and collaborates with liturgical music for OCP. For the past fifteen years he has been a member of the Diocesan Hispanic Liturgy Committee and is the co-founder and Secretary General of the East Coast Association of Hispanic Pastoral Musicians (amphe.org).

As a writer and journalist Silvio has received many awards from the Catholic Press Association (CPA) including “Best Editorial” in 2005 and best column for “Rincón de la Familia” (Family Corner) in 2011, 2012 and 2015, and second place for excellence as a writer/editor in 2013.He currently lives in Rhode Island and is married to his wife Becky for 23 years. They have seven children who share the talent, faith and love for music performing concerts, retreats and evenings of praise and witness as a family. See Silvio’s Music at: http://www.ocp.org/artists/66410Columns “Rincón de la Familia”:http://www.thericatholic.com/espanol/

Silvio Cuellar serves as the Chair for Episcopal Region I for the V Encuentro.

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