Rev. Carrión serves as the Director of Programming for the United Campus Ministry of Greater Houston (UCMGH) at the University of Houston.
Founded in 1968, UCMGH is an ecumenical ministry sponsored by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); the Presbyterian Church, USA, and the United Church of Christ. In 2018 Rev. Carrion served as a Family Strengthening Curriculum Interpreter for the YMCA in Houston.
He was also a part of the team that taught this curriculum to High School students at Wisdom High School.
The Rev. Felix Carrión recently served as the Interim Minister of Hough’s Neck Congregational Church in Quincy, Massachusetts, during the years of 2013- 2017. Throughout these years he also served as a consultant, preacher and keynoter to various organizations. He was also an Adjunct Professor at Andover Newton Theological School, in Newton Centre, Massachusetts.
In his ministry, Rev. Carrion weaves together head and heart to inspire people to find and claim their voice as individuals and as members of the community.
Between the years of 2008- 2012, Rev. Felix Carrión was the Coordinator of the United Church of Christ identity campaign called the Stillspeaking Ministry; also known as the “God Is Stillpeaking Ministry.”
He worked closely with UCC Local Churches, Conferences and national Covenanted Ministries. Prior to this position, the Rev. Carrión served as the Pastor of Euclid Avenue Congregational Church (EACC), UCC, in Cleveland, Ohio. In this call, he was very active in ecumenical and interfaith communities and partnerships, promoting understanding, dialogue and justice commitments.
Before arriving at EACC, Carrión was the Interim Minister at Faith, UCC, in Richmond Heights, Ohio, where he served from 2001-2003. Between the years of 1994-2000 he was with the United Church of Christ’s Office for Church in Society (OCIS) and the Commission for Racial Justice (CRJ).
Rev. Carrión provided critical leadership as staff and spokesperson for the United Church of Christ’s pronouncement and proposal for action on being a multiracial and multicultural church. In addition, Carrion helped articulate the United Church of Christ’s biblical mandate in relation to emerging social concerns.
From 1990 to 1994, Carrión was with the UCC’s Office for Church Life and Leadership (OCLL), where he served as minister for the Middle Atlantic Region and for the ministry of laity. In addition, Carrion also oversaw the production of an award-winning video, “With These Gifts,” which features the ministries of the United Church of Christ lay members in their churches, places of work, and communities.
Throughout his calling Rev. Carrión has keynoted in numerous conferences and forums of the United Church of Church and has served as a guest preacher in many local churches throughout the country.
His speaking, preaching, workshop presenter, and lecturing gifts were honed in the Assemblies of God where his early call and leadership, as a teenager, were already affirmed and encouraged. Rev. Carrión has written a number of published articles.
Among them are “The Challenges of the Church and A Strategy of Engagement,” which appeared in the Andover Newton Review (Newton Centre, MA), in 1990; “Witness to the Power of the Holy Spirit,” in Good News In Growing Churches, published by Pilgrim Press (1990); “Word of God in Scriptures,” in the United Church of Christ Journey into the Future, Worship Program Book (1988-89); and “Telling the Story: The Hispanic/Latino Family in the United States and its Pilgrimage” (1990).
Born in New York City, Carrión earned a B.A. degree (1982) in Biblical Studies from King’s College in Briarcliffe Manor, N.Y., and a Masters of Divinity degree (1986) from Andover Newton Theological School where he graduated valedictorian of his class.
He also has studied in several seminars at Oxford (England) University and in Seminaries in Managua, Nicaragua and San Jose, Costa Rica.
Carrión is married to Dannette Costas-Carrión. His two sons are Lucas and Aaron.