About Fr. Lino Otero LC
Originally from Nicaragua, my family moved to Miami, Florida when I was a teenager. Soon afterwards I experienced the call to serve God without reservations. Since then, I have had experience in hospital ministry, working as a middle school teacher, leading a parish school, organizing soccer tournaments for kids, starting a radio station, training priests in leadership formation, organizing a parish community from maintenance to mission, and much more. I love spiritual direction and preaching. Years of philosophy, psychology and theological training have enriched my personal life and have shaped my message of hope.
ADMINISTRATOR, EVEREST ACADEMY
SEPTEMBER 1995 - JANUARY 1998
Working under the direction of a great priest, I learned so much to understand people and their needs. At times they need practical solutions to deep problems. I was in charge of all administrative and financial responsibilities of the school in expansion.
PASTOR, SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
NOVEMBER 2001 - JUNE 2012
First as a parochial vicar and then as the senior pastor of this Hispanic Community, we led the community by taking care of the youth through sport and educational endeavors.
PASTOR, ST. PETER'S CHURCH
JUNE 2012 - SEPTEMBER 2014
Moving the parish from Maintenance to Mission was the aim as we formed over 100 small groups and led them towards evangelization.
TERRITORIAL ADMINISTRATOR, LEGION OF CHRIST
JULY 2014 - DECEMBER 2016
Leading the administration of a Catholic religious congregation with over 150 priests distributed throughout many states in the US and abroad gave the the experience of what it means to lead a medium size multi faceted corporation. Human Resources, Accounting and Auditing, Legal, Marketing, Operations... all of these were under my responsibility.
ATLANTA MEN'S SECTION DIRECTOR, REGNUM CHRISTI
JULY 2017 - JUNE 2019
Spiritual leader for over 200 men involved with Regnum Christi in Greater Atlanta area. Responsibilities included being Retreat Master, Spiritual Director and Coach for the development of 22 Team Leaders.
LOCALITY DIRECTOR, REGNUM CHRISTI
JULY 2019 - PRESENT
Director of Regnum Christi Movement in the locality of Atlanta including the Southeast of the United States: South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida.
AS, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - MIAMI DADE COLLEGE
Economics, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Management and more. This training gave me the foundation to be able to lead church owned organizations.
BA, PHILOSOPHY - ST. JOHN VIANNEY COLLEGE
Understanding the history of ideologies as well as the history of Christian thought grounded me in a better understanding of human nature and its quest. A minor in psychology helped me to integrate the knowledge of deep yearnings in individuals and societies with the message of God.
LICENSE, PHILOSOPHY - REGINA APOSTOLORUM
Postgraduate work in Philosophy gave me the capacity to understand different human aspirations and to discover what is true of the human spirit. This period included training in history, art, literature and public speaking.
BA, THEOLOGY - REGINA APOSTOLORUM
Solid grounding on Sacred Scripture as well as a systematic study of Catholic Teaching and History helped me understand the Catholic Church in the context of God's plan of salvation for humanity.
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS QUOTED BY POPE FRANCIS IN LAUDATO SI