Jorge Miguel Alvarado Pazo was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on November 21, 1970. He married Cari Lu Rios in 1992. They are the parents of three children.
He has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Tampa Florida Mission, ward mission leader, branch president, district council member, mission executive secretary, stake president, Area Seventy in the North America Southeast and Caribbean Areas, president of the Puerto Rico San Juan Mission, and counselor in a bishopric.
Elder Alvardo is currently serving as second counselor in the Caribbean Area Presidency.
He studied management at the University of Puerto Rico in 1992. He has worked as a manager for Sam’s Club, regional manager for Walmart Puerto Rico Inc., and manager and facilitator for Franklin Covey. Most recently he worked as an international manager for Self-Reliance Services at Church headquarters.