John Paul Ramírez is a former parish youth minister, high school theology teacher and college campus minister. He currently serves as a mission leader for Providence. He resides in Los Angeles, where he was born and raised as the proud son of two immigrant parents. As a first-generation college graduate, he is deeply passionate about the intersectionality of education, faith, and social justice in order to advance equity in all circles. He lives out his vocation as husband to his wife Melanie and father to their son, Micah.

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As a first-time Latino father, here's how I will raise my son using 'just parenting'

Commentary: "Remember, this child is going to learn everything about what it means to be a man from you." As a Latino male who continues to heal from a complicated relationship with my own father, these words echoed a truth I had known all my life.