Education

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.


Seminary Highlights:

Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA

MDiv & MA Practical Theology, 2021
Concentration: Preaching and Worship

Extra-Curricular Activities:

  • Hispanic and Latinx Association, President Fall 2018 Summer 2020

  • Student Government Association, Representative Fall 2017 Summer 2020

Awards:

  • 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)

Prior Degrees

Royal Holloway, London, UK

MA Producing Film & Television, 2007

Webster Univ., St. Louis, MO

BA Film Production, 2006

Conferences / Training