Impact and transform lives to see realized the purpose of God.


Using an integral approach, our mission is to motivate, educate, and equip individuals, families, and businesses in order to achieve their goals.

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Our Pillars:


Internal motor, connecting mind and will, characterized by inspiration, guidance, and support.


Gaining and refining tools, values, and perspective through understanding, knowledge, and application.


Developing strategies, practical skills, and habits to achieve desired goal.

Renacer's Team

Estela figueroa

Founder + Executive Director + Women + Marriage Biblical Counselor + Professional Life Coach

I was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Grew up not having a personal relationship with Christ and as a result, sought for fulfillment from the wrong sources. In 1996, my husband, 2 children and I moved to Atlanta, Georgia in search for a desperate change. My life and marriage were falling apart. But thanks to God’s infinite grace, I gave my heart to Him and the transformation began. My husband and I started attending Grace Ministries International, a biblical counseling ministry. To my surprise, God wanted not to only restore my marriage, but my broken heart. For the first time in my life, I felt what walking in freedom and genuine joy felt like. I went on to dedicate the rest of my life to lead others to experience the same freedom as I had received. It was my joy to found Renacer in 2007 and since I have committed my life to impact and serve the Hispanic community. Among my credentials are a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, a certification in biblical counseling from Grace Ministries International, a certification in Life-Coach from Light University, and a DISC Profile certification from Train the Train. I enjoy reading, playing tennis, and having fun with friends and family. I reside in Johns Creek Georgia with my loving husband, Irving. I have two children; Jennifer and J.R. and three grandchildren, which are all my greatest treasures.

Xochitl Munilla

Biblical Marriage Counselor + Family Center Facilitator + Life Coach

I was born in Mexico City and have been in the United States since 2005. My passion is to see families restored and transformed to experience the purpose for which the family was created, to love, guide, and support each other. While I facilitate parent´s classes to improve the family environment, I also continue to grow and mature in my personal journey. Some of my certifications are as: Biblical Counselor and Life-Coaching by Light University, certified in Elementary Mentoring through Kids Hope USA, certified in Family Training for Parents and Youth from Iowa State University. My favorite hobbies are reading and cooking. I live with my beloved husband in Lawrenceville, Georgia. I have two children, whom I dearly love, Ian and Citlali.

Jennifer Franco

Teen Girls Mentor

Jennifer Franco was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1984. She moved with her family to Atlanta in 1996. She graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2006 with a Bachelors's in Business Administration. Jennifer married her high-school sweetheart and has 2 beautiful young daughters. She loves sunny days, traveling and tea-parties. Jennifer has been mentoring middle and high school girls since 2006. Her heart longs to see a generation of captivating young women embracing healing, freedom, and love from their Heavenly Father. She believes in the importance of empowering youth to discover their purpose and reach their God-given potential. Jennifer aims to lead girls to flourish into confident, wise and passionate women. Jennifer graduated from Grace Ministries International with a certification in biblical counseling in 2007. She joined the John Maxwell Leadership Team and obtained a accreditation from Growing Leaders, Inc in 2017.- "Success is...knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others." John Maxwell

Dr. Joel Martinez

Men + Marriage Biblical Counselor

I was born in Cuba in 1949. My parents were sent as missionaries to the United States to work among the Hispanic population. While I was serving in the US Navy, I met my wife Nancy. In 1978 we were sent to Spain as missionaries by the Christian Missionary Alliance and served there for 37 years. My main work was the pioneering work, planting churches, Biblical counseling and the spiritual formation of individuals, couples and families. My passion has always been to bring the wounded to experience the healing in Christ and to live from that source of living water that only in Christ we receive. I obtained a bachelor's and master's degree in several Bible schools such as Toccoa Falls, Columbia International University, Wheaton College, finishing with a Doctorate in Ministry at the New York Theological Seminary, specializing in counseling and leadership. I live in the suburbs of Atlanta with my wife, I have 4 children and eleven grandchildren.

Dario Corzo

Renacer Business Leader + Life Coach + Biblical Counselor

I was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. By profession I am a Lawyer, Life Coach certified by Light University, a Biblical Counselor and Certified Leader in Financial Stewardship at the Institute for Financial Culture. Currently I lead RENACER EMPRESARIAL, leading workshops and trainings to leaders of private companies. However, the most valuable title I have is to be called a child of God. At 16 I had the most important appointment of my life which was to meet Jesus. I am married to an exceptional woman, Joselyn, and as a result of that love we have a wonderful son named José Daniel. My family and I serve in the youth ministry at our local church in Lilburn, Georgia. My heart burns to help people create a deep relationship with Jesus, find their life purpose, discover their talents, and develop their leadership.

Karla Castillo

Executive Assistant + Biblical Counselor + Life Coach

I have Nicaraguan roots, but I was born and raised in El Salvador. I studied at Universidad Centroamericana José Simeon Cañas where I graduated with a degree in business administration. My husband and I moved to the US in 2002. We have three beautiful children, which drove my husband and me to take the decision that I would be a stay-at-home mom, which I did for over 20 years. During that time, I was very involved and active in activities and events at our home church. I became a leader for women’s groups and I even became certified in mentoring women, as I continued to stay involved and volunteered in events for the latin community. IN 2019, I suffered a severe anxiety attack, insomnia and panic attacks that led me to look for counseling, which is how I found Renacer. I started a complete healing journey for my mental being, and just as well my physical being. This process took a little over a year, but it had such an impact on me that I decided to become certified in “ Biblical Counseling” with Renacer. My goal is to keep studying and preparing myself to one day work with women and families in Gwinnett County. My hobbies include: walking, dancing, enjoying nature and spending time with my family .

Maria López

Events coordinator.

I was born in Mexico in 1981. At the age of 20, still very young and a university student, I decided to move to the United States in 2001, looking for new opportunities with a suitcase full of dreams and illusions. To my surprise, God already had other plans in my life. In 2003 by God's mercy, I met Christ and accepted him as my Lord and Savior at Victory Baptist Church in Christ in Jonesboro, Georgia. Since then, I was able to experience the true freedom and love that only Christ can give. I currently serve in the same local church through women's Bible teaching as a teacher and facilitator in life groups. I am currently part of the work team at Renacer. I am an Event Coordinator. My passion is to continue learning and teaching what God can do in the lives of those who seek him from the heart. I recently got my certification as a Biblical Counselor at the Renacer Institute. I love learning and it is my desire to continue growing as a person and preparing myself, through teaching, in workshops and seminars. I obtained a Certification of Administration and Accounting in my country, Mexico. I got a certification in the Strong Nation program as “Instructor” and “Personal Coaching”. I like to help people create a healthy lifestyle through exercise and nutrition. My favorite hobbies are reading and exercising. In my free time I love to go for walks outdoors and enjoy beautiful landscapes with friends and family. I was married for 14 years. As a result of that relationship I had three daughters. I am currently single. I reside south of Atlanta in the city of Fayetteville, Georgia; with my three beautiful daughters whom I love intensely, Miroslava, Nicole and little Alisson.

Lissete Rodríguez

Biblical Counselor + Life Coach

I was born in Valencia, Venezuela on 1972. I , am a graduate of the Latin American Theological University located in Ciudad Bolivar obtaining my degree in Theo-therapeutic counseling , in 2012. I am currently remarried and have 3 beautiful daughters, of which 2 are married, and I have at the same time the privilege of enjoying the company of my wonderful granddaughter. My family and I migrated to USA in 2018, arriving first in California and moving 3 years later to Atlanta, GA. Since my arrival I decided to continue studying and training at Light University, where I got my certification as a Mental Health Coach and at the Renacer Institute as a Biblical Counselor. For more than 14 years I have walked with couples and families as a mentor and counselor. My desire is to see a future generation of healthy people and families who can achieve and enjoy the freedom that only Jesus Christ offers. Although we only see ashes , I firmly believe in the restauration of individuals, marriages and families because, I, myself am a faithful testimony that the Lord takes us out of the darkest places to take us into his light that is full of life and love. In 2022 I joined the Renacer team and the vision of its director and founder, Estela Figueroa, to whom I am grateful for opening the doors to me and giving me the opportunity to serve in the Latin community, in the restoration of lives.

Israel Hernadez

Biblical Counselor + Life Coach

I was born in Córdoba, Veracruz, México in 1980. I arrived in the city of Atlanta, GA in 1997 when I was 16 years old with hopes and dreams like many. I met my wife when I was 19 years old , a couple of months later my daughter was born and, shortly after our son Israel Jr. arrived. In December 2004 my whole family got saved and we started to walk in the Christian faith. From the beginning I obeyed God’s calling and I started serving in my local church in different areas : multimedia, teaching and preaching. I am still active in the local church working with the youth group for over 10 years. I am actually teaching Sunday School in the youth ministry , where I guide them in the topics relevant to their age. In 2008 I managed to get my GED certificate, which was a goal I had had in mind since my youth. The activities I enjoy are, taking a walk at the mountains or on the beach, I am fascinated by sports such as soccer, baseball, American football and volleyball. At the beginning of 2023 I got certified as a Biblical Counselor at Renacer Institute. I started working for Renacer as a Christian Counselor and I am very grateful to God for this new opportunity , and once again be able to help other people face and overcome life's battles through the lens of the Christian Faith and the word of God. My biggest dream is to keep working with young people by straightening their relationship with Jesus Christ and trusting His Word, that way they will be ready to lead the next generation.


We want to thanks all our sponsors and partners for the your continual support
to Renacer’s general funds as well as to the sponsorship of our students.