Rev. Enid M. Almanzar is the Director of Global Access Partnerships at American Bible Society, where she provides strategic oversight to programs that remove barriers to bible access where needed most. With a special focus on people in crisis, she leads a dynamic team of professionals that serves a global network of partners in 150 nations. During her tenure, she has also been the architect of several initiatives focused on underserved populations and has co-created numerous contextually relevant resources supporting thousands of churches and ministries in the US. She was also a key contributor to the groundbreaking breaking research study with the Barna Group, Hispanic America: Faith, Values and Priorities.
Rev. Almanzar also currently serves as an Elder and Associate Pastor at Primitive Christian Church in Manhattan, NY and is an Executive Board member for the National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC), which mobilizes faith leaders to fight for justice in the areas of poverty, immigration and education. In 2018, she was honored with the 2018 Emerging Leader Award for her advocacy work in the Hispanic community. Rev. Almanzar has also served on the Latino Advisory Board at Bread for the World in order to raise awareness and advocacy around international issues of poverty and food insecurity.
With almost 20 years of non-profit management experience, Rev. Almanzar also provides capacity building and technical assistance to ministry leaders working with at-risk populations around the country. She is a member of the National Network of Professional Women and was the co-founder of the Coalition of Urban Youth Workers. Amongst other notable projects, the Coalition served as the next generation steering committee for the 2005 New York Crusade of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham and were the catalysts for the launch of 20/20 Vision for Public Schools, an education reform initiative designed to revolutionize public education in cities.
Enid conducted her undergraduate studies at New York University; is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Business’ Institute for Non- Profit Management; as well as New School University’s Institute for Faith Based Community Building; and is an alumnus of the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative.