Deacon Carlos Medina
Deacon Carlos Medina and his wife Martha moved from Nicaragua to Miami in 1978 and to Charlotte in 1981. He started a painting company and worked in that field for many years. The family began attending St Patrick Cathedral and he became more involved in various ministries, including service to the Hispanic community and Cursillo. In 1988, Deacon Medina began to attend daily Mass, a “newfound joy” for him, and Bishop John Donoghue encouraged him to consider becoming a deacon. In 1995, he was ordained and assigned to the Hispanic Center (now Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Charlotte), then served at various parishes in the diocese, ministering to the growing Latino community. His activities included administering baptisms, officiating weddings and funerals, and teaching faith formation classes and preaching. Since 2002 he has been assigned to St. Patrick Cathedral in Charlotte. Deacon Medina and his wife Martha have been married for over 50 years and have four children and four grandchildren. Deacon Medina drives for Uber from time to time, enjoys reading (when not falling asleep) and works at home maintenance.