Presenters

Priscilla Rodriquez

Priscilla Rodriquez is the Coordinator for the Academic Affairs Centers at McCormick Theological Seminary. In 2021, she received an Innovation Grant from the Foundations of Christian Leadership through Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. The Project name entitled, “Art of Spirituality: Stories of Racism and Social Justice Amidst Chicago’s Public Art of Murals/Mosaics.” This project included […]

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Dr. Leslie Diaz-Perez

Dr. Leslie Diaz-Perez is the Director of the Center for the Study of Latinx Theology and Ministry at McCormick Theological Seminary. El Centro contributes to the theological and ministerial formation of Latinxs and non-Latinxs working in Hispanic ministries and theological education.

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Rev. Lis Valle-Ruiz

Rev. Lis Valle-Ruiz is the Associate Professor of Homiletics, Worship. Her dissertation, “As One Among Many: Affirming a Multitude of Embodied Preaching Practices,” analyzes pulpit preaching through public speech, street preaching through symbolic action, and preaching through theater and proposes that these are three paradigms among many others in the repertoire of embodied Christian preaching […]

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Rev. Nannette Banks

Rev. Nannette Banks is the Vice President for Community Engagement and Alumni Relations at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois, where she earned her Masters’ of Divinity degree. Rev. Banks is a people and poetry lover who believes in the power of worship and the sacraments to liberate and set free all who are marginalized and […]

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Juliana Londono

Juliana is a graduate student at Monmouth University completing her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is passionate about first-generation college students and the intersectionality of mental health. Juliana currently serves as the Intake Specialist in the Counseling Department at Mercer County Community College. In the future, Juliana would like to be a […]

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Ayannah Johnson, M.A. Ed

Ayannah is a first-generation graduate from Union, NJ. She is the conference coordinator for the Martin Luther King Jr. Youth empowerment conference. Ayannah graduated with a degree in Communications from Kean University in Union, NJ. Ayannah also received her Masters in Educational Leadership from Saint Peter’s University. Ayannah’s areas of expertise include diversity education, LGBTQI+ […]

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Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.

Dr. Christopher Irving was born and raised in Paterson, NJ and is a proud product of the Paterson Public Schools. He holds a BA in Political Science from Ramapo College and an MA in Public Policy and International Affairs from William Paterson University. In July of 2016, Dr. Irving received his Doctorate in Education Administration […]

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Coral Rewasiewicz

Coral Rewasiewicz has worked in higher education and the Oklahoma State University A&M system for the past ten years, and is currently the Director of Student Engagement at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City. She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2009 with a Bachelors in Psychology. At her time at OSU-OKC, she has created […]

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Jasmine Santiago, M.Ed., LPC, NCC

Jasmine Santiago is a graduate of William Paterson University, in Wayne, New Jersey, and is both a student and graduate of Montclair State University, in New Jersey, where she is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision. Santiago is interested in researching and understanding the intersections of race, class, and gender when […]

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Jose Luis Posos, M.Ed.

Jose Luis is a licensed counselor who brings significant years of experience in the areas of trauma-informed care, intimate partner violence, crisis intervention, and diversity, equity, and inclusion training within higher education. Jose received his Masters of Education from William Paterson University of New Jersey with a specialization in mental health. Jose Luis is also […]

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