Christine oversees Hispanic Access Foundation’s relationships with more than 150,000 Latino churches in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. She holds a bachelor’s degree in modern languages and a master’s degree in teaching. She has also earned certificates in faith, work, and economics; pastoral advocacy and poverty alleviation; and church pastoral skills.
Before coming to Hispanic Access, Christine taught Spanish at the junior and senior high school level for seven years. While teaching, she also led and coordinated outreach events and community service trips for the student body. Christine is active with the Masterpiece Institute, which was founded by her husband, Rev. Fernando Tamara, and with the Bread for the World network, with which she has conducted on-the-ground advocacy to congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. In addition, Christine serves with her husband as Associate Pastor for the Hispanic Ministry of Orange County First Assembly of God Church.
Christine up in San Jose, California and currently lives in Eastvale, California. She and her husband are raising their eldest son Caleb, their daughter Melody, and their youngest son Jason.
Why she works for Hispanic Access..
“Equipping, empowering, and engaging the Latino community is something I am passionate about. I knew that by working at Hispanic Access Foundation I would have the opportunity and support to do all of these things.”
In her spare time…
“I enjoy reading, walking, baking, and watching movies with my family.”
Her favorite book…
“Chasing Vines by Beth Moore. I enjoy this book because it inspires the reader to live a life that cultivates both fruitfulness and rest.”
A person she finds inspirational…
“One of my favorite inspirational speakers is Priscilla Shirer, daughter of Dr. Tony Evans who was the first person of color to author a Bible commentary. Just like her father, Priscilla has authored many books specifically for women on topics regarding whole life leadership, overcoming insecurities, and the importance of persevering during difficult seasons in life.”