Rev. Silvia Misina, M.Div., BCC
Rev. Silvia Misina is an ordained Lutheran Pastor, Board Certified Chaplain and CPE Certified Educator. She studied at the Theological Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. She was ordained in July 2001 into the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Augsburg Confession in Slovakia.
Rev. Silvia Misina received a call and was appointed a pastor to an Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in Rankovce, Slovakia. She preached and ministered to a dynamic and an active congregation with all age groups, and taught religion classes at public schools. Silvia also served in a special missionary ministry among local Romany people (Gypsies).
In 2003 Silvia moved to New York where she worked with Slovak immigration population at the Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church in New York and with Slovak immigration population in New Jersey. She provided worship services and spiritual care to people who live far from their homes and for whom the Slovak church and community is valuable.
While continuing mission among immigrants, Silvia Misina started to work at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Staten Island in 2004 as an Associate Pastor / Director for Christian Education and Youth Ministry. She taught Religion at the Trinity Lutheran School, Staten Island.
Rev. Silvia Misina completed her CPE Supervisory Education at the Bellevue Hospital Center, NY and was certified as an ACPE Educator. Since 2010 she has been working with the Lutheran Services New York Alliance where she has been supervising CPE Interns and Residents, who are providing spiritual care to people in various facilities throughout Metro New York area. Recently, with Distance Learning CPE program this area was expended geographically to other states of the USA.