M.A. in Public Administration from SUNY Brockport
M.A. in Bilingual Education, SUNY Buffalo
B.A. in Elementary Education/Spanish, Houghton College
Mateo Hess grew up in Colombia and Ecuador, South America. He has been teaching in the Rochester City School District for 30 years. For 28 years he has helped lead and organize the Youth Association, a coalition of church youth groups: cross racial, denominational and demographic with local events and mission trips to Colombia and Ecuador. His missionary role as associate staff with One Mission Society allows for this global connection. His wife, Leticia, and two children consider the Iglesia Evangelica Discipulos de Jesucristo (IEDJ) their home church where Mateo has served by teaching Sunday school, preaching, chairing the elder board, and leading through other committee work.