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Holy Spirit of Hope

Catholic Christian Community

including Day Care & Learning Center

7728 Alameda Ave.  El Paso, TX  79915































Rev. Robert Ortega, DD, PE

Rev. Robert Ortega is Presiding Bishop of the Independent Old Catholic Church Diocese of the Southwest and Pastor of Holy Spirit of Hope Church in El Paso, TX that his family founded in May 2002.


He was ordained priest in 2002 by Archbishop Michael (RIP) of the Catholic Charismatic Church and was consecrated Bishop of the Catholic Charismatic Church in 2007.


After the death of Patriarch †Michael in February of 2011, the Catholic Charismatic Church fell into disarray so Holy Spirit of Hope found spiritual cover at the Independent Old Catholic Church under Archbishop Maurice McCormick.


Rev. Ortega completed service to his country in 2010 as a Captain (O-6) in the U.S. Public Health Service, serving as an engineer with the Indian Health Service on Indian Reservations during the Vietnam era.


Born in El Paso, TX, he completed Ysleta High School then earned both a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso. He retired from federal government in 2004 after achieving the rank of a senior executive officer as Acting Commissioner to the International Boundary and Water Commission.


Rev. Ortega continues to provide engineering and construction consulting as a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. He continues committed to Martha who has blessed him with 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grands.


Rev. Melissa Ortega

Rev. Melissa Ortega was born in Yuma, Arizona and currently serves as Associate Pastor in absence at Holy Spirit of Hope church in El Paso, TX.


Rev. Melissa was ordained on December 19, 2015 as a priest in the Independent Old Catholic Church by Most Rev. Robert Ortega, Bishop of the IOCC Diocese of the Southwest.


Rev. Melissa earned a BS in Biology degree from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1996. She went through extensive biblical training from 1992 to the present. She has led ministries including bible studies and children’s learning.


She was blessed by God with her only child, †Amanda Ann Elise and were constant companions until Our Lord called †Amanda home…after giving life to twins James Robert and Jude Michael.


Although encountering disabling lupus in 1994, she has enjoyed mission assignments to the Azores of Portugal, Uruguay, the Philippines and Venezuela. †Amanda joined her on most of her mission trips.

Deacon Patricia Letto, DD

Patricia Letto was Ordained a Deacon in the Catholic Charismatic Church in 2005 by †Bishop Elias Vaporis.


Patricia married Ned Letto in 1959 and they have 3 children, 11 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.  She came from a Protestant background, but was baptized Roman Catholic in 1958 in Melrose Park, Illinois.


In 1976, Pat was baptized by the Holy Spirit leading to an arousal of her ministry. She volunteered as a Catechist in Adult Religious Education from 1997 to 2003 at Roman Catholic churches in Virginia and Texas. She has taught and currently teaching, Adult Religion and Scripture classes in Roman Catholic Churches in Virginia, Texas and Arizona, from 1997 to present.


Patricia’s spiritual development included many retreats and seminars, leading to Commission as a Spiritual Director in 2001. Patricia earned a Doctorate in Divinity in 2010 from Christ The King Theological Seminary, Inc., in Tampa, Florida, majoring in Spiritual Direction.


Patricia’s ministry includes the following: Director of Birthright, Inc. (crisis center) in Blacksburg, Virginia; offered and conducted several Retreats in Virginia, Texas, Arizona; leading a weekly Charismatic Prayer Group in Arizona; leading bi-monthly Women's Spirituality Group in Arizona; is a Spiritual Director specializing in Dream Interviews within Spiritual Direction; active in Marriage Ministry in Arizona (Program FOCCUS: and Sacramental Marriage in the Catholic Church).


Deacon Pat is serving in Sierra Vista, Arizona area as God provides ministry.

Rev. Elizabeth Ornelas

Raised in El Paso, Texas in a Chicano Mexican Traditional Cultural, Rev Liz has been married to Eddy Ornelas for over 25 years, and is blessed as mom to 3 beautiful young adults.

Rev Liz started was ordained in 2018 by Bishop Robert Ortega of Holy Spirit of Hope Catholic Church IOCC.   

She earned an Associate Degree in Media Production and worked in the news media covering local, Las Cruces and cross border news. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business management while she worked for the Diocese of El Paso as a Religion Teacher, Director and Assistant to the Pastor. She earned a Doctors in Divinity from Agape Seminary School in 2019.

Rev Liz held leadership positions as chairman for a Parish Council and a Finance Council.  She has worked for School Districts in El Paso, Socorro and San Elizario.

She considers herself to be under the Order of St. Benedict and looks forward of helping her brothers to build the seminary in Ventura, California. She owns Magnolia Weddings and St. Benedict Homeless Ministry.