MEET OUR NEW YOUTH MINISTER: Crystal Hernandez

It’s our privilege to introduce ourselves to you. We are Humberto and Crystal Hernandez. We have been together for 13 years now, married for going on 8 years on September 25, 2018. We have two young boys, Humberto Ezekiel who turns seven in October and attends Sacred Heart School as a 1st grader and Santiago Emmanuel who turns three in December. We both grew up in Bakersfield, CA where we took on roles in youth ministry in our teens. Collectively, we have roughly 23 years of experience and have served in/or given talks in over 50 retreats in youth ministry and have a deep love and passion for what we believe to be our religious vocation, outside of marriage. Humberto has been blessed with being selected for opportunities to travel with youth group to World Youth Day in 2005 to Munich, Germany as well as being selected for a world youth council in Mexico City in 2009.

We moved to San Diego from Bakersfield in January of 2015 seeking better air quality when we found out that our son Humberto was developing asthma. We found Sacred Heart Church after moving to Coronado in 2016 where we lived for roughly a year and a half after moving around in the San Diego area for nearly two years. Sacred Heart Church immediately felt like home.

Humberto runs a small business consulting company that he started last year after 14 years in commercial banking while Crystal is a stay at home mom. On our weekends and free time we enjoy date nights at Coronado Brewing Company, beach and SD Zoo days, personal growth reading, golf as a family, and family dinners.

We are beyond thrilled to be blessed with the opportunity to lead the youth ministry for Sacred Heart Church! We enjoyed working with some of the teens and adults on last years’ youth retreats.