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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Conde-Frazier

Reverend Dr. Conde-Frazier has over three decades of experience in higher education and ministry, in a variety of settings and roles. Currently she is the Coordinator of Relations for Theological Entities at the Association of Hispanic Theological Education.

Dr. Conde-Frazier is an ordained pastor with a Doctorate degree in Theology and Religious Education from Boston College, and a Master’s degree in Divinity from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Esperanza, she was a professor of religious education at the Claremont School of Theology and taught Hispanic theology at the Latin American Bible Institute in California. She has also worked extensively with Latino youth ministries for adolescents, and has led workshops focusing on second generation youth in the Latino community. She has taught courses on Christian education at the Calvin Seminary Hispanic Program and has worked with the Christian Coalition for Colleges and Universities on issues of diversity. As a co-founder of the Orlando E. Costas Hispanic and Latin American Ministries Program at Andover Newton Theological School, she developed leadership training programs for clergy, lay leaders, and youth.

She currently serves as a member of several prestigious theological associations, including the Forum for Theologian Exploration, Association of Practical Theology, International Association of Practical Theology, and Hispanic Theological Initiative, where she is a mentor for Latino scholars. She has become a regular guest of Moody Radio Chicago, a leading source of Christian talk and Bible teaching, where she speaks about Latino youth-family relationships. She has also had the opportunity to preach at many different churches, such as the Second Baptist Church of Germantown, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, and United Methodist Church in Clarksboro, NJ.

Dr. Conde-Frazier has authored many publications in the areas of multicultural education, Latina feminist theology, the spirituality of the scholar, and educational justice. She has written or contributed to the following books: Latina Evangélica, Listen to the Children: Conversations with Immigrant Families, A Many Colored Kingdom and Bible Institutes.

Her husband is also a professor and minister in urban ministry, and they have two adult children.

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