Lidio Vargas Riguelme has been a pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for almost 22 years. He spent eight years as a missionary in Manaus-Amazons, Brazil, and the rest of the time in Paraguay. He is currently working as a chaplain at the Adventist hospital in south Paraguay. His job includes public relations for the institution.
Lidio graduated in 1977 from the Universidad Adventista del Plata with a degree in theology. He received his Master's in Public Health at the Universidad Adventista de Chile in 1996.
He is married to Gloria Samaneigo. She is the principal of the Adventist school in Hohenatt. They have three sons who are attending the University of Brazil.
Lidio loves to read, write, and sing. Many of his articles are published in Spanish and Portuguese in Adventist magazines. His favorite sport is basketball.