Luis was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. He has a BA in Architecture and a Masters degree in Philosophy and Social Sciences. He joined the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) after being educated in catholic schools devoted to Saint Ignatius of Loyola. As a Jesuit, he spent many years working with the vocations office, directed retreats for candidates to the Society of Jesus, and served at parishes in the suburbs of México City. Luis is a Priest at the Good Shepard Parish in Sacramento, and the Vicar of Hispanic Ministries for the UCC.