My goals in seminary education are:
Exploring how church and worship in the United States can evolve to affirm and include third culture Hispanic and Latinx persons.
Obtaining sound Biblical knowledge that bridges the gap between Hispanic and Latinx communities with LGBTQIA+ inclusive and affirming theologies.
Practicing spiritual/daily disciplines that reclaim the Cross as both a way of life and an affirmation of salvation through universal reconciliation theologies. This includes eating with people from various cultures, oral and written prayer, expressive prayer such as dance, standing with oppressed persons, standing up to oppressive persons/systems, and always observing the Sabbath.
Learning how to teach others to become proponents of their own story, and subsequently teaching others to listen to one another’s stories.
Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
MDiv & MA Practical Theology, 2021
Concentration: Preaching and Worship
Hispanic and Latinx Association, President Fall 2018 – Summer 2020
Student Government Association, Representative Fall 2017 – Summer 2020
Dabney and Tom Dixon Creation Care Preaching Award (2020)
Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery of St. Andrew Preaching Award (2019)
Samuel A. Cartledge New Testament Studies Award (2018)
McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL
Term: Fall 2020
Professor: Rev. Dr. Leslie Diaz-Perez
Course: Intro to the Tasks of Latin@ Practical Theology
Hispanic Summer Program
Term: Summer 2019, San Antonio, TX
Professor: Rev. Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes
Course: Extractivism – The Political, Emotional, Economic, and Religious Model of Our Times, A Liturgical Response (Preaching and Worship Colloquium)
Royal Holloway, London, UK
MA Producing Film & Television, 2007
Webster Univ., St. Louis, MO
BA Film Production, 2006
Conferences / Training
224th PC(USA) General Assembly - Theological Student Adivsory Delegate, 2020
Festival of Homiletics, 2020
Hispanic Summer Program, 2019
PC(USA) Boundaries Training, 2019
Reformation Project, 2018
PC(USA) Seminarians of Color, 2018