In 2000, Michael Medina, Ph.D. & Adriana Medina, Ph.D. moved their family to Dallas, Texas where they established a non-profit corporation and continue to promote and oversee humanitarian projects in Chile, Uruguay, and different parts of Latin America, as well as among Latin American immigrants in the USA. In 2005 they began intensive personal studies into the significance of Israel and the deep significance of the Torah as well as the history of the Spanish Jews who were expelled from Spain in 1492. Their lives now include a passionate pursuit of the purposes of G-d for the restoration of Israel and the prophesied return of the Jewish people to Israel from the West, known as "aliyah". Together, they have lectured as Guest Speakers in 36 nations on 6 continents.
Michael & Adriana are also seasoned motivational speakers with over 30 years of experience. They are the founders of Leading Way, a strategic 501(c)3 non-profit corporation reaching down into South America and across the Atlantic into Europe and Israel and now involving key aspects of the fulfillment of Bible prophecy and to be a “Leading Way” for helping people reach their maximum potential and fulfill their destinies.
Their extensive training and education plus formidable experience in both English and Spanish allow the Medinas to enthusiastically and informatively speak on a wide variety of current events and key Bible topics such as Bible Prophecy and Israel, and to understand more completely key Torah teachings, and much more. Contact them directly to see how they can be of service to your college, school, community, or event.
Leading Way is a work of faith and operates as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. All donations are tax-deductible in the USA. Your donations are very appreciated to continue the very strategic and Pioneering Work that Leading Way has been called to accomplish for His honor and glory, including Israel and the Aliyah, even to the ends of the earth.
Dr. Michael (Mike) Medina, Ph.D.
Michael Medina was born in the United States, the eldest son of immigrant families of Colombia, South America, and Ireland. He identified strongly with his Spanish heritage and successfully grew up bilingual and bicultural. It was helpful in this process that his immediate family moved to Puerto Rico in the late 1960s in Mike’s formative years of childhood. This enabled him to be completely bilingual in written and spoken Spanish.
They moved back to the United States and settled eventually in Tennessee where Mike finished high school, graduating at age 16, and began his university training at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Graduating in 1980 with Honors and a major in Marketing and a minor in International Business, Mike was recruited by a fortune 500 corporation and moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After two years of a successful career in business, he pursued a second bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from a small private college in California while working in the arena of Concert and Theatre Staging, Lighting and Sound in Southern California. There he met his wife to be, Adriana Vergara, from Santiago, Chile in South America. They were married in November of 1985, and after completing their studies, moved to Santiago, Chile to work with non-profit Faith-Based entities in South America.
As a young man in Latin America, in 1986 Michael quickly developed his skills as an able communicator as well as a business manager to establish and streamline accounting and management systems for new and existing organizations in 3 cities of Chile, then in 1987 in Argentina where he worked for three and a half years in 5 provinces, being based in Buenos Aires. Their eldest daughter, Liana, was born to them in that city in 1989. In 1991 they moved to Montevideo, Uruguay where their youngest daughter Jennifer was born to them in 1992. Michael continued to assist non-profit faith-based entities and founded an educational and cultural based NGO foundation, approved through the Uruguay Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since the founding of the NGO, he has been instrumental in bringing in significant aid to impoverished communities including countless containers of used clothing, furniture, and equipment. This opened the door to work with government officials to accomplish specific goals. From Uruguay, he traveled and worked extensively throughout Central and South America, mainly in the countries of Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico, but also other nations of the Americas, thereby developing an impressive network of contacts in business, government, and non-profits. In 1998, Michael completed two courses of continuing education studies from Harvard University in Strategic Planning, Human Resources, and Information Technology with distinguished deans and professors, Michael Shinagel, Robert Benfari, and Henry Leitner. In 1999, Michael earned a Master's degree (Magister) in Social Communication from Universidad Damaso A. Larrañaga in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he finished 2nd in his class in a program completely conducted in the Spanish language with a strong emphasis on International Public Relations, Organizational Communication, and Crisis Communications. Years later, he went on to complete accredited degree programs to obtain his Ph.D. in Sociology.
If you are interested in inviting Michael Medina to speak at your college, school, congregation, or area event, please contact him by email with your request at Mike.Medina@LeadingWay.org or by phone at 1.214.926.6281.
Dr. Adriana Medina, Ph.D.
Adriana Medina was born in Santiago Chile, the 7th child of immigrant families from Israel and Spain. She identified strongly with her Jewish heritage and observed the 7th day Sabbath and other Jewish Holy Days and customs from a young age.
She began her university training at the Universidad de Santiago, finishing her Licenciatura en Educacion with specialization in History and Geography in 1984 with after which she pursued post graduate studies in Liberal Arts from a small private college in California while working in the Spanish Department of an international faith-based non-profit organization. There she met her husband to be, Mike Medina, who was studying at the same college. They were married in November of 1985, and after completing their studies, moved to Santiago, Chile to work with non-profit faith-based entities in South America.
In 1986 Adriana assisted and traveled with her husband as he worked in 3 cities of her native country, Chile, then in 1987 in Argentina where they lived for three and a half years working and traveling in 5 provinces, being based in Buenos Aires. Their eldest daughter, Liana, was born to them in that city in 1989. In 1991 they moved to Montevideo, Uruguay where their youngest daughter Jennifer was born to them in 1992. From Uruguay, she traveled with her husband and two daughters extensively throughout Central and South America, mainly in the countries of Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico, but also other nations of the Americas. In 1998, Adriana completed one course of continuing education studies from Harvard University in Strategic Planning, Human Resources and Information Technology with distinguished dean and professors, Michael Shinagel, Robert Benfari and Henry Leitner. She later went on to complete accredited degree programs to obtain both Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology.
If you are interested in inviting Adriana Medina to speak at your college, school, congregation, or area event, please contact her by email with your request at Mike.Medina@LeadingWay.org or by phone at 1.214.926.6281.