Clergy & Staff

Deacon Angela Rios

A Long Islander since 2006, Angela Rios is a city girl at heart. Born in Brooklyn, her family moved to Flushing, Queens when Angela was 11 years old. She now lives in Baldwin, Long Island and is a business professional in Manhattan. With a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Berkeley College in Manhattan, Angela has always had a head for administration, managing the Early Childhood Office at the Lutheran School of Flushing & Bayside for seven years before becoming an Executive Assistant in the world of finance in 1999. Angela was confirmed at The Lutheran Church of St. John in Flushing. Both of her (now grown) children were brought up in and confirmed at St. John's as well. She began serving as a deacon at St. John's in 1994 with focused ministries in Christian Outreach, Confirmation Bible Class and Family Bible study. Angela and her husband Edward moved from Queens to Baldwin in 2006 and became members of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church soon after. It didn't take long for Angela to become involved in the activities of St. Peter's. She brought a vibrant Vacation Bible School program to the church in 2011 and began a Women's Discipleship Group the year before that. She serves as the chair for Christian Education on the church council and teaches Bible to the confirmation students. On March 3 of 2013, Angela was installed as deacon at St. Peter's. "St. Peter's is undoubtedly where God wants me to be, I have never felt more at home than I do here. I pray God continues to act in me so that I can always serve Him joyfully and to His glory."