LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — Carlos Harvin, the first-ever Chief of Minority Affairs for Lafayette Consolidated Government, has resigned that post.

In his resignation letter, obtained by KLFY, Harvin said he was stepping down “to pursue new goals and to go after new dreams.”

“I would like to thank everyone who worked with me to build bridges for Lafayette’s minority communities and for working with me to make Lafayette a better place to live for us all,” Harvin said.

Harvin, who serves as bishop and pastor of New Beginnings Christian Church of Lafayette, began serving as Chief of Minority Affairs in January, 2020 at the behest of Mayor-President Josh Guillory. He is a founding board member of the Lafayette Charter Foundation which operates several public charter schools in Lafayette Parish.

Harvin recently spearheaded a trip to Washington, DC for over 100 students and chaperones to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, which featured Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech.

“This trip was the high point of my career as Chief of Minority Affairs,” he said. “At this time, I believe that God has new opportunities in store for me and my family.”