Br. Luis Carlos GutiƩrrez Blanco

Vicar General – Prov. Central America

Ortuella (Vizcaya), Spain (25/03/1967)

Brother Luis Carlos was born in 1967, in Spain. He made his first vows at the Institute in 1986 in Palencia. Soon afterwards he went to Guatemala. He made his perpetual profession in 1992.

Luis Carlosā€™ apostolate first involved teaching in Marist Colleges in Guatemala, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. He was then appointed by the Provincial as the Brother responsible for overseeing Marist education and lay people. This work covered the six countries of the Province.

His university studies were in the areas of Social Studies and Languages. He has a degree in Religious Sciences and Theology, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision and a PhD in Education.

He has a great passion for teaching, which he sees as a space for transformation, humanization and evangelization.

He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Religious Conferences of Puerto Rico and Guatemala.

Since December 2013, Br. Luis Carlos was Provincial of AmƩrica Central. He was during this time a member of the Mission Commission, and the Sub-Committee on Education of the Inter-American Conference of Provincials (CIAP), where he also has been Coordinator of the Permanent Council.

Was elected Vicar General in 3 October 2017.