The Rev. Patricia Downing
The Rev. Dr. Marta Illueca graduated from the University of Panamá’s School of Medicine and specialized in Pediatric Gastroenterology at Weill-Cornell Medical College in New York, where she joined their faculty until 2003. She then worked for the pharmaceutical industry in Delaware until 2014. Marta is a graduate from Berkeley Divinity School, the Episcopal Seminary at Yale University and was ordained to the priesthood in 2019. By supplementing her theological training with a degree in Pain Medicine from Tufts Medical School, she is developing innovative programs for physicians and clergy on the spiritual dimensions of healing. She is the co-creator of a scientifically validated Pain-Related PRAYER Scale (PPRAYERS) in collaboration with experts from major academic centers and the lead for the diocesan Pain and Prayer Project. Her work will soon be expanding into the Hispanic/Latino space in the U.S. and Latin America. Rev.Marta is very fond of her Latin American heritage and is looking forward to her ministry at Trinity Episcopal Church. Marta began her ministry at Trinity Parish in February 2023.