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Juan Francisco Martinez

Juan F. Martínez is vice president of Ashland University and executive dean of Ashland Theological Seminary. Previously he was professor of Hispanic studies and pastoral leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary and rector of the Latin American Anabaptist Seminary (SEMILLA) in Guatemala City. Martínez is an ordained Mennonite Brethren pastor and received his PhD in intercultural studies from Fuller Theological Seminary (1996). His academic work has focused on Latino Protestantism in the United States. This research has taken him to look at intercultural church life, transnationalism, immigrant identity formation, theological education, and Anabaptism in Latin America. His most recent books include: The Story of Latino Protestants in the United States/Protestantes Latinos Historia, Presente y Futuro en los Estados Unidos (2018), Los Protestantes Latino Protestantism in the United States (2011), Churches, Cultures & Leadership A Practical Theology of Congregations and Ethnicities (with Mark Lau Branson, 2011, Spanish 2013) and Walk with the People Latino Ministry in the United States/Caminando entre el pueblo Ministerio latino en los Estados Unidos (2008). He co-edited Los Evangélicos Portraits of Latino Protestantism in the United States with Lindy Scott (2009 English, 2004 Spanish) and Vivir y servir desde el exilio with Jorge Maldonado (2008). He was also a regional editor of IVP´s Global Dictionary of Theology (2008). He has also published numerous journal articles and chapters in his areas of research.

Jamie Pitts is associate professor of Anabaptist theology at Anabaptist Mennonite Theological Seminary, where he also serves as director of the Institute of Mennonites Studies and edits the journal Anabaptist Witness. His teaching focuses on theology and history, with an emphasis on global Anabaptist traditions past and present. His current research interests include pneumatology, baptism, and gender and sexuality. Pitts has degrees from New College at The University of Edinburgh and Fuller Theological Seminary.