Vocation

I am a candidate in the PC(USA) ordination process, under care of the Presbytery of San Francisco. I am called to serve the community of Jesus Christ through sharing the Word and the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper.

I enjoy exploring the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament, with a focus on diasporic texts, such as the books of Daniel and Esther, as they speak to third culture populations. With an additional degree in Practical Theology, I aim to correlate how these texts can be used to inform preaching, spiritual, and worship practices in communities of faith.

Below is a list of the congregations/ministries I have been part of, as well as select examples of the work I participated in amidst these roles and others.

Ministry Experience

CTS Office of Worship

Decatur, GA

Ministry Intern

June 2020 May 2021

Westminster Pres.

Trenton, NJ

Ministry Intern

Summer 2019

S.F. Night Ministry

San Francisco, CA

CPE Chaplain

Summer 2018

MBCC

San Francisco, CA

Ruling Elder

2015 2017

On the PC(USA) CLC System:
100030852.1

Education


Seminary Highlights:

Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA

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

Extra-Curricular Activities:

  • Hispanic and Latinx Association, President Fall 2018 Summer 2020

  • Student Government Association, Representative Fall 2017 Summer 2020

Awards:

  • Buechner Award in Preaching (2021)

  • Ludwig Richard Max Dewitz Old Testament Studies Award (2021)

  • 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: Spring 2021
Professor: Rev. Dr. Lis Valle
Course: Liberationist Approaches to Worship & Preaching

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

Continuing Education / Conferences / Training