Ph.D. Chicago Theological Seminary
M.T.S. Chicago Theological Seminary
M. Div. Wesley Theological Seminary
B.A. University of the Pacific
The Reverend Dr. Cristian De La Rosa is an member of the Rio Grande Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and came to Boston University School of Theology from the role of National Director for the Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy (HYLA), at Perkins School of Theology. She previously served as Director of Continuing Education and Course of Study School at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and more recently served with The Association for Hispanic Theological Education (AETH) as the National Director for Tertulias Pastorales, an ecumenical clergy initiative sponsored by the Lilly Foundation.
Dr. De La Rosa received her PhD in Theology and Ethics from Chicago Theological Seminary where her dissertation focused on contextual dynamics of power and agency. Her areas of interest include Feminist Theology, cultural theory, Latin American Liberation Theology, and the Hispanic/Latino community and its religious history. She currently serves as Administrative Co-convener for the National Association of UM Latina Clergy Women (ACLAMEN), as a member of the Faith and Order Committee of the United Methodist Church, and as a board Member for the Massachusetts Council of Churches.