Rev. Dr. Rebeca M. Radillo

Educational Background

  • BA Scarritt College
  • MDiv Candler School of Theology, Emory University
  • Pastoral Psychotherapy Certificate,
  • Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute
  • DMin New York Theological Seminary

Religious Affiliation

  • United Methodist Church

The Rev. Dr. Rebeca M. Radillo, a native of Havana, Cuba is a United Methodist Pastor.

She received her MDiv from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.  She received her DMin from New York Theological Seminary and is a graduate of the residency Program in Pastoral Psychotherapy at the Blanton Peale Graduate Institute.

Reverend Radillo has served churches in Florida and in New Jersey.  Dr. Radillo is Professor of Pastoral and Community Ministries and Director of Supervised Ministry and Faculty Chair.  She is the Executive Director and Founder of the Latino Pastoral Care in the South Bronx. She is actively engaged in pastoral education and has taught at Drew University in Pastoral Counseling DMin Program and at General Theological Seminary in the Hispanic Program.   She also works in leadership training with various denomination conducting workshops and pastoral care training. Her chapter on Pastoral Counseling with Latino Immigrant was published in July in the Comprehensive Pastoral Care Handbook.  She has completed the manuscript for an upcoming Pastoral Care book to be published next year.



  • 1980 – Outstanding Young Woman of the Year
  • 1984 – Who’s Who Among American Universities and Colleges
  • 1999 – Latina in Ministry Award-Latino Action Pastoral Center
  • 2000 – Excellency and Most Valuable Contribution to the Field of Pastoral Care by theAmerican Association of Pastoral Counselors (Eastern Region)
  • 2001 – Distinguished Alumnae Award- Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute
  • 2004 – Distinguished Program Leadership Award for the Latino Pastoral Care Institute, Inc.


Professional Organizations :

  • Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselores
  • Member of the Hispanic Mental Health Association
  • American Psychological Group Society
  • Pastoral Theological Society
  • Endorsed Chaplain in the field of Pastoral Counseling by the Office of Chaplains


Related Services-UMC:

  • Board Member of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry –
  • Endorsement Committee- Chaplains and Related Ministries
  • Division on Ordained Ministry


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