A fourth generation Adventist. Ivan, has been in ministry all his life. He pastored in the Inter American Division until he came to Florida Hospital in 2000 as a chaplain. In 2015 he joined ACM as the West Coast Associate Director and the first chaplain from Health Care to join the team. He brings a fresh perspective on chaplaincy and a renewed focus on creative ministry. He married Anabel 24 years ago and they have "the best daughter" Ivonne Andrea who is preparing to join Physician Assistants School.