SPOTLIGHT ON CENTRAL’S TRANSLATORS
Each Sunday, the sermon and other presentations are translated into Spanish for the many Spanish-speaking members and community friends who attend Central. These volunteers are a tremendous asset to Central’s congregation.
Paul Webster lived in Mexico with his family for 16 years where he became fluent in Spanish. He has been married to Courtney for two years and works in the construction industry. He enjoys worshiping as well as serving the Latin American community at CUMC.
Ashley Pimentel is working on her masters degree in teaching English as a second language. She has her bachelor’s in sociology and anthropology. She currently works as a teacher assistant and next year will be a dual language kindergarten teacher full time. Her parents were both born in the Dominion Republic and she has been bilingual since birth. She says she loves what she does and, “if it were not for the love and support of Central, I do not think I would be as successful as a teacher or a translator.”
Amalfi Pimentel, Ashley’s younger sister, came to Charlotte from Miami, FL. She has lived in Charlotte 14 years and is currently enrolled at Central Piedmont Community College studying culinary arts.
Orvin Romero, a 2017 graduate of Vance High School, is a part-time student at CPCC with a goal of becoming a dental hygienist. He was born in Charlotte, and his parents are from Honduras. He said his passion is soccer and being a follower of Jesus Christ. Orvin reported that now, as he goes to school, he works with his Dad in his painting company. “which my Dad has brought from scratch to an amazing business.” “I always find a way to fit soccer in there obviously. I always put people in need before me and try to be the best leader there is to be.”