Our Faculty

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

Zoricelis Davila: Ph.D., LMHC, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor & Psychotherapist. International speaker, author and professor of professional counseling at Liberty university. Ph. D. Liberty University. MAMFC, and MACE Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX. 

Becky Klein: J.D. Esq. Attorney, founder and principal of Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute, Austin, TX. JD St. Mary’s Law School, San Antonio, TX. MABL, MIT Sloan School of Business.  MANSS, Georgetown University. 

Anyra Cano: MAGL, Director of Programs and Outreach at Fellowship Southwest. MA in Global Leadership, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX. BA in Bible and Theology, Baptist University of the Americas, San Antonio, TX. 

Raquel Contreras: D.Div.h.c. General Director of the Baptist Publishing House in El Paso, Texas. Lawyer by profession, pastor by vocation. Former President of the Women’s Department of the Baptist World Alliance. JD: Universidad de Concepción, Chile. Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa), Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX. 

Nora Lozano: Ph.D. Executive Director of Christian Latina Leader Institute. Professor at Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Shawnee, Kansas. Doctorate in Theological Studies and Religion, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. Master of Divinities, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA.

Verónica Martínez-Gallegos: M.Div. Chaplain, North Carolina CLLI Coordinator. Chaplain and certified educator. Director of Operations at Atrium Health, Charlotte, North Carolina. Master of Divinities, Campbell University, Buies Creek, North Carolina. BA in Bible and Theology, Baptist University of the Americas, San Antonio, TX

Magdalena Mercado: BSP. CLLI Monterrey Coordinator, BS in Psychology, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.

Carolyn Porterfield: MARE, Specialist in leadership development and volunteer management. National speaker and volunteer multicultural consultant with National WMU. Master of Arts in Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX.  

Nora I. Silva, MPA: Executive Pastor at Mosaic Church, San Antonio TX. Deputy Director of Community Participation, San Antonio, TX. Master of Arts in Public Administration, School of Public Policy, University of Texas at San Antonio, TX.

Patty Villarreal, LMSW: Co-founder & Director ex-officio of Christian Latina Leadership Institute. Board member of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas. MASW, Carver School of Social Work, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.