Rafael Urgino, or Raffy, is the 8th of 9 children and hails from the Philippines—the only predominantly Christian country in Asia. It was therefore not unusual that Raffy went to both a Catholic High School and College. It was while pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture in the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines that Raffy began to grow in conviction for his Catholic faith. After graduating, partly because of the example of his father, Raffy took a job as a Youth and Campus Minister. Since then Raffy has been involved in different family ministry situations. He is married to Josette and has two sons, Joey, aged 5 and Pax aged 3.
In 2002, Raffy and Josette, moved to the US where he worked as a Campus Minister at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Raffy recently completed his M.A. in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio.