Director, Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions
Associate Director of the Intern Program
Professor of Supervised Ministry
D.Min., Perkins School of Theology, 2003; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 1982; B.A., Louisiana College, 1979
Peace/social justice ministries; cross-cultural and interfaith communication; urban ministry; church and community studies; Latino/a ministry
:: "Bodies, Oppression and Gospel," co-authored with Nannette Banks, Trudy Springer, Allison St. Louis, and Laura Tuach. Wellsprings Journal, www.wellspringsjournal.org , 2017.
:: "The Role of Immersion in the Work of Racial Justice," in Trouble the Water: A Christian Resource for the Work of Racial Justice. Edited by Michael-Ray Mathews, Marie Claire Onwubuariri, and Cody J. Sanders. Macon, GA: Nurturing Faith, 2017.
:: "The African Connection: Reflecting on a Mission Trip," co-authored with William Kincaid, in Brimming with God: Theological Reflections on Cases in Ministry, edited by Barbara J. Blodgett and Matthew Floding. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2015.
:: "Identity, God-Talk and Self-Critical Reflection in Religious Leadership: Contributions from a Latino/a Perspective," Journal of Religious Leadership 11(1), www.arl-jrl.org, Spring 2012.
:: Joshua, Judges and Ruth, Immersion Bible Studies Series, ed. by Stan Purdum. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2012.
Ordained Baptist minister (1985); founder/member, Christian and Muslim Women's Dialogue; member, National Congregational Studies Seminar, Hartford Institute for Religious Research, Hartford Seminary; past board member, Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (6 years); current board member, Dallas Peace Center; advisory board member, Wilkinson Community Center; advisor, Proyecto Esperanza (immigrant advocacy organization)