Director, Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions
Co-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 Latina Baptist Clergy; Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank founding board president and organizer; Association of Theological Field Education steering committee member; Dallas Peace and Justice Center award recipient for co-founding the DFW Women's Interfaith Dialogue; Co-leader with Dr. Hind Jarrah of a live-streamed workshop at the 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions; Keynote Speaker for the ACPE Racial, Multicultural 27th Invitational 2014; Organizer of a Convocation on Theological Field Education with U.S. United Methodist field educators and the faculty of El Seminario Evangélico de Teología, in Matanzas, Cuba, 2002; Perkins Scholarly Outreach Award; Appointed as C
hairwoman of the Dallas Women's Foundation Faith, Feminism and Philanthropy Advisory Council.