WHO We Are:

The Southeast Regional Office for Hispanic Ministry is the organization of the US Catholic Bishops of USCCB regions V and XIV that coordinates and assists Hispanic Ministries in the 30 dioceses of the Southeastern United States, collaborating in the Catholic Church’s evangelization efforts of the growing Hispanic/Latino communities.

Through its educational branch, the Southeast Pastoral Institute, SEPI provides theological, pastoral, and ministry formation services and programs, as well as leadership formation programs for Hispanic lay-ecclesial ministers, youth, and young adults.

Through its three pillars of Evangelization, Formation, and Communion, SEPI strives to facilitate the full participation of Hispanics/Latinos in the mission of the Church and society as authentic missionary disciples.


• Provide Evangelization Services and Programs to communities and dioceses.

• Provide Formation and Leadership empowerment programs for Hispanic/Latino lay ministers and young adults.

• Foster Bridge-building efforts with multi-cultural and Hispanic Ministry Offices and ministries in the Southeast dioceses.

WHY We Do It:

• To transform the lives of Hispanics/Latinos in our Church and society.

• To foster and create communion in Hispanic/Latino Ministry in the Southeast dioceses, region, and wider Church in the United States.

• To better serve the mission of the multi-cultural Church in the United States.

• To train and empower a new generation of Hispanic/Latino leaders for the dioceses in Southeast USA.

HOW We Do it:

• By providing and coordinating services, programs, and resources.

• By strengthening ecclesial structures for Hispanic/Latino ministries.

• By offering integral Pastoral Leadership and Pastoral Juvenil Formation services and programs.

The work of SEPI is based on a model of Church that is communitarian, missionary, evangelizing and participatory, according to the values of the Gospel.