David Alvarez

IX Puerto Rico

Served as deacon and priest from 1965 and as first bishop elected by the diocese in 1987 until retirement in 2013. Developed the health and social ministries through the subsidiary corporations of Episcopal Health Services, Episcopal Social Services and Episcopal Homes for the Elderly. Worked with accountants, investors, health care administrators, human resources and boards of directors of the diocese and the subsidiary corporations as well as with government agencies in social programs. Developed the financial self-support of the diocese, contribution to the Budget of General Convention, creation of a diocesan Trust Fund and the Church Pension Fund for the clergy and lay employees.