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SMU hosts National Hispanic/Latino(a) Leadership Development Consultation

The theme is “Preparing Leaders for the Church in the 21st Century”

April 1, 2011

DALLAS (SMU) – SMU's Perkins School of Theology will host the National Hispanic/Latino(a) Leadership Development Consultation on April 11-13, 2011. The theme for this consultation is “Preparing Leaders for the Church in the 21st Century.”

The National Plan for Hispanic/Latino(a) Ministry in collaboration with the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church successfully conducted a consultation process during 2008 and 2009 to address the urgent need for Hispanic leadership within the churches and community.

For the first time, various educational components of the UMC gathered at a common table to discuss and explore a vision for developing Hispanic leadership for the life and ministry of The United Methodist Church. These regional gatherings provided the basis for the National Hispanic/Latino(a) Leadership Development Consultation.

The ultimate goal of this gathering is to affirm a strategic plan for the development of Hispanic/Latino(a) leadership within The United Methodist Church and the Hispanic community.

For more information about this event, contact Jeannie Treviño-Teddlie, director of the Mexican-American Program at Perkins School of Theology, jtrevted@smu.edu, 214-768-2768.


Perkins School of Theology , founded in 1911 at Southern Methodist University , is one of five official University-related schools of theology of The United Methodist Church . Degree programs include the Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Music, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Church Ministries, and Doctor of Ministry, as well as the Ph.D., in cooperation with The Graduate Program in Religious Studies at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.


News Media Contacts:

Roberta Cox, Director of Public Affairs for Perkins School of Theology
214-768-2335, rcox@smu.edu
or
Tim McLemore, Associate Director of Public Affairs for Perkins School of Theology
214-768-1393, tmclemore@smu.edu

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