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Jaime Soto, American bishop.

Background

Soto, Jaime was born on December 31, 1955 in Inglewood, California, United States.

Education

Bachelor in Philosophy, St. John's Seminary College, Camarillo, California, 1978. Master of Divinity, St. John's Seminary College, Camarillo, California, 1982. Master of Social Work, Columbia University School Social Work, 1986.

Career

Ordained priest Diocese of Orange, California, 1982. Associate pastor St. Joseph Church, Santa Ana, 1982—1984. Associate director Catholic Charities of Orange, 1986, director immigration & citizenship services, 1986—1989.

Episcopal vicar for Hispanic community Diocese of Orange, 1989—2000, vicar for charities, 1999—2000. Ordained bishop, 2000. Auxiliary bishop Diocese of Orange, 2000—2007.

Coadjutor bishop Diocese of Sacramento, 2007—2008, bishop, since 2008.