Gonzalo Santillan

Youth Pastor


Gonzalo (Gonzo) loves being a youth pastor at UMCL where he gets to spend time with young people and adult leaders living out their faith!  Inspiring people to find and fulfill their purpose through storytelling, media, music and social media is his passion and allows him to use his skills as a professional photographer and media producer. Having worked in ministry with Youth With a Mission in England and traveled to 22 countries, Gonzo has extensive knowledge and experience in youth leadership, ministry and outreach.  His broad understanding of people and cultures around the world equips him to help others see beyond themselves and their immediate communities.

Gonzo grew up in Argentina and has three siblings.  He is married to Annalise, has 2 daughters and twin sons!  Gonzo loves to play tennis and watch movies with family and friends.