Rev Danny Cortés is senior vice president and chief of staff at Esperanza, a community development corporation based in Philadelphia, PA. He is a graduate of Eastern College and has an M.Div. from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. For ten years he was program officer in religion at the Pew Charitable Trust. Past and present ABC service: member of the General Board and its Executive Committee; president of the Board of National Ministries; board member of the American Baptist Foundation. Rev. Cortés is a member of the First Spanish Baptist Church in Philadelphia. MMBB service began in 2000.