Magazine Honors Rev. Maria Pierre with Latina Movers ‘N’ Shakers Award

Esperanza Interfaith Center’s Spiritual Director Honored by Latin Times Magazine.

Tampa, FL, March 08, 2010 --( Esperanza Interfaith Center is proud to announce that Reverend Maria Pierre has received the 2010 Latina Movers ‘N’ Shakers Award from Latin Times Magazine. In addition to being featured in the magazine cover story, Rev. Maria was recognized at several celebratory events, including the Florida State Fair on Feb. 5 along with the other award recipients.

“It’s been a special honor to be included in such a dynamic group of talented and beautiful Latinas,” said Rev. Pierre, who also serves as President of the Hispanic Professional Women’s Association (HPWA). “I am so very grateful to be able to lead a successful career in spiritual ministry and to support the growth of the Hispanic community.”

She was one of 11 women featured in the First Quarter 2010 issue of the glossy bilingual publication. Distributed for free on a quarterly basis throughout Tampa Bay, Latin Times Magazine is also available online in an e-Magazine format ( Rev. Pierre’s featured interview is written in Spanish, but an English translation is available via the Esperanza Interfaith Center Web site (cut/paste this URL:

Since earning her bachelor's degree in sociology on a full academic scholarship to Harvard University, Rev. Pierre has led a purpose-driven career. She currently holds an executive position in The Pascall Company, where her work focuses on professional career coaching and work-life synergy programs, which enables executives to perform at optimum levels and successfully overcome career burnout. Rev. Pierre has also worked as a counselor and administrator in various social agencies, performed counseling in crisis intervention centers, and graduated from seminary school to serve as spiritual director for Esperanza Interfaith Center.

About Esperanza Interfaith Center:
Esperanza Interfaith Center is a complete source for spiritual advisory, counseling, wedding services, and celebration services. The center is committed to serving all who seek a personally meaningful experience of connection with the Sacred, whether within or outside of an established religious tradition.

For more information regarding Esperanza Interfaith Center’s services and events, please visit or contact Rev. Maria at 813-293-9410 or e-mail

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Rev. Maria Pierre