Paulo Macena has been serving the church for more than 20 years in Canada and in the United States. He has worked with Brazilian, Hispanic, American, and multicultural churches. Currently, he is the Lead Pastor for Ellicott City Church. He holds an M.A. in Youth Ministry, a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership, both from Andrews University, and he is also an Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer, and Speaker with the John Maxwell Team. He is the author of the book The Missing Power, published by the General Conference Ministerial Association.