From the beautiful country of Peru, Johnny Llerena is a Provisional Elder of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. He earned his Master of Divinity from Duke University Divinity School in 2021. For five years, Johnny has been the executive coordinator of the Institute for Wesleyan Studies – Latin America in Lima, Peru, and has been editor of publications on Wesleyan Theology. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in journalism and did postgraduate studies in education in Lima. Years ago, Johnny collaborated as a journalist with Paz y Esperanza in Lima, collecting testimonies from victims of violence in different towns in Peru for publications on human rights. Johnny now lives in North Carolina with his wife and his two daughters.