Rev. Luis A. Rivero, J.C.L.
Father Luis A. Rivero, J.C.L. was born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Fr. Rivero graduated from St. Brendan High School in Miami and went on to earn a dual bachelors' degree in Philosophy and Theology from St. John Vianney College Seminary. Furthermore, Fr. Rivero has also earned a Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Theology, and a Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Administration and Supervision. In 2015, at the request of Archbishop Wenski, Fr. Rivero accepted to pursue further studies in Canon Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he also served as a Priest in Residence.
Fr. Rivero worked as an Operations Manager in the largest Hispanic family-owned furniture retailer in the United States and also has experience as a business consultant. Fr. Rivero served as a
teacher at St. Theresa Catholic School in Coral Gables and St. Louis Covenant School in Pinecrest. In 2009, he successfully completed the Clinical Pastoral Education program at the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in New York City. His missionary educational experiences include Dominican Republic and Naranja, Florida.
In recent years, Fr. Rivero served as Parochial Vicar at St. Agnes in Key Biscayne and St. John Neuman in Kendall. Additionally, Fr. Rivero was appointed as the Archdiocesan Director of Campus Ministry and Director of Campus Ministry at St. Thomas University where he also participated in a variety of committees in relation to Catholic Identity, Carnegie classification, Comprehensive Immigration Reform, and was also a member of the Pastoral Council Task Force for the 2nd Archdiocesan Synod.
Upon the successful completion of his studies, in May 2017, Fr. Rivero has been assigned as Parochial Administrator of St. Jerome Catholic Church & School as well as Judge at the Metropolitan Tribunal--in First Instance and as an appellate Judge in the Court of Appeals, in Second Instance--as well as a Delegate of the Archbishop of Miami for Dispensations and Permissions, and Board Member of the Archdiocesan Health Plan.