Our theology is below, but we hope that we provide an atmosphere where everyone can participate from their own perspective. We honor each persons beliefs. See below for an introduction to our pastor.
Our church is a member of the United Methodist Church, a Christian, worldwide denomination of more than 11 million people. Our denomination holds a number of shared beliefs and theological practices in common, and you’ll find an easy-to-understand, thorough overview of them at the official United Methodist Website.
We believe that God’s love is for everyone, no matter who you are or where you come from. That’s why we celebrate diversity and inclusion in our church and our community.
Reverend Doctor Cristian De La Rosa
The following comes from Pastor De La Rosa’s information at Boston University:
The Rev. Dr. Cristian 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 and scholarship include Mujerista Theology, cultural theory, Latin American Liberation Theology, and the Hispanic/Latino community and its religious history. She is invested in social justice making, religious leadership formation, and bridge building between the academy, the church and diverse communities.
Dr. De La Rosa is a clergy member of the New England Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She served as pastor of local congregations in Washington, DC, Dallas, TX, and Lincoln, NE. Before her appointment at Boston University she served as Director of Continuing Education and Course of Study School at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and with The Association for Hispanic Theological Education (AETH) as the National Director for Tertulias Pastorales, an ecumenical clergy initiative sponsored by the Lilly Foundation. She currently serves as the National Director for the Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy (HYLA), Administrative Co-convener for the National Association of UM Latina Clergy Women (ACLAMEN), as UM delegate with the National Council of Churches, and as a board Member for the Hispanic Summer Program (HSP).