Rev. Dr. Justin Hurtado

Spiritual Director



  • College, Young Adults

  • Adults


  • Faith and spirituality

  • Parenting

  • Gender & Sexuality

  • Life Transitions

  • Career and Life Coaching


  • English

  • Spanish


  • Dual Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Human Services, Ottawa University (cum laude)

  • Master of Divinity,  EE Old Catholic Theological Seminary

  • Licentiate of Sacred Theology (STL), EE Old Catholic Theological Seminary

  • Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care, EE Old Catholic Theological Seminary

  • Transformational Life Coaching Diploma - Southwest Institute of Healing Arts

As Spiritual Director of The iwigá Center for Spiritual Renewal, Fr. Hurtado provides leadership to The Center's mission to make quality pastoral and spiritual care accessible through active involvement in communities and innovative collaborations with health care systems, schools, churches, and nonprofits providing a variety of services to the community.

Fr. Hurtado has been providing pastoral care, training, social and emotional instructional programming, and parent education in the US and Mexico for over 25 years. He has served in the private industry and currently is the Senior Minister at Ekklesia Iwiga Orthodox Church and the Director of The Office for Family Life & Spirituality in San Jose, CA.  Fr. Hurtado offers tips on parenting, family life, sexuality and gender, and mental health in regular articles and frequent interviews.