Student Testimony

“This training educated me. I leave motivated and inspired to take my calling more seriously & make personal changes to enable me to make a greater impact. I have been given tools and access to resources that will facilitate the advancement of my God given purpose and mission to bless the kingdom of God. Every Christian leader should take advantage of this effective training.”
                            Brenda Rincones​

This leadership training has opening and widened my leadership skills. It helped me to reaffirm my calling, and inspired me to continue my studies. Also empowered me and gave me courage to help women to understand the importance of women to God and the impact we can make in the expansion of God’s kingdom.
                              Daleth Miranda

Student Testimony

OUr History 

The Board, faculty and staff of Christian Latina leadership Institute are united in their belief that all women should be empowered in their leadership skills:


Being aware of a void of strong Latina leadership, the Institute started as an initiative to identify, develop, and nurture Latina leaders who could serve in both, churches and communities.

This initiative includes quality development of women leaders (Latinas and Latinas at heart) through formal and informal educational opportunities such as conferences, workshops, networking, and mentoring. Due to the focus of this initiative, leaders in training are carefully selected, and individually invited to participate.

The Institute provides an appropriate environment for women to grapple with major issues in leadership for church and society. The Institute seeks to offer various opportunities for participants to practice and sharpen their skills as leaders.

The Christian Latina Leadership Institute is housed at Baptist University of the Américas. The program of the Institute is overseen by a Board of Directors including: Dr. Belinda Reyes, Alicia Zorzoli, Zoricelis Davila, Rebecca Klein, Raquel Contreras and Adalia Ramírez. The Christian Latina Leadership Institute was founded by  Dr. Nora O. Lozano and Patty Villarreal LMSW, both of whom have extensive experience as Latina women in leadership