All of our faculty members are accomplished women leaders in their field of expertise. 

Our Faculty

Zoricelis Davila, LMHC, LPC-s: Bilingual Counseling & Psychotherapy, Fort Worth, TX, Masters in Marriage & Family Counseling, Masters in Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX. 

Becky Klein, Esq: Attorney, Principal of Klein Energy, LLC . Austin, TX.  JD St. Mary’s Law School, San Antonio, TX. Master of Arts in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.


Anyra Cano, CLLI Academic Coordinator. Youth minister at Iglesia Bautista Victoria en Cristo in Fort Worth, TX, BA in Bible and Theology, Baptist University of the Americas, San Antonio, TX. MA in Global Leadership. Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX 

Raquel Contreras, General Director for the Baptist Publishing House in El Paso, Texas.  Lawyer by profession, pastor by vocation.  Current President of the Women’s Department of the Baptist World Alliance.  JD: Universidad de Concepcion, Chile. 

Nora Lozano, Ph.D. Co-founder & Executive Director of Christian Latina Leadership Institute, Professor of Theological Studies at Baptist University of the Américas, San Antonio, TX. Ph.D, Religious & Theological Studies, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey.

Terry Martinez: Director of Learning Resources Center at Baptist University of the Américas, San Antonio, TX. M.L.S., North Texas University, Denton, TX. 


Veronica Martinez-Gallegos, President and Founder of Ministerios Mujer Latina, M.Div. Campbell University Divinity School, Buies Creek, North Carolina.


Magdalena Mercado, CLLI Monterrey Coordinator, MA & BA in Psychology,  Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León y el Instituto de Crecimiento Personal y Familiar Milton H. Erickson. 

Carolyn Porterfield: Missional Lifestyle Strategist for Adults and Multicultural Groups, WMU of Texas, Dallas, TX. Master of Arts in Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX.  


Monica Salinas, CLLI Administrative Coordinator, BA in Psychology, BA in Bible and Theology, Baptist University of the Américas, Christian Latina Leadership Studies Certificate.

Nora I. Silva, MPA: Sr. Director of Health Equity for Central and South Texas Region of the American Heart Association, San Antonio TX.  MPA, School of Public Policy, University of Texas at San Antonio, TX. 

Patty Villarreal, LMSW:  Co-founder & Director ex-officio of Christian Latina Leadership Institute; Adjunct Professor, Baptist University of the Américas, MSW, Carver School of Social Work, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.

Alicia Zorzoli: Bible professor and international speaker. Bilingual editor and translator. Licenciatura en Teología, Seminario Internacional Teológico Bautista (Argentina). MDIV, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX