Ricardo L. Franco, DMin student, selected as a Research Fellow
Congratulations to Doctor of Ministry student, Ricardo L. Franco, who has been selected as a Research Fellow for the Latino Protestant Congregations Project!
Ricardo is a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry at Boston University School of Theology. He is a Colombian, ordained Presbyterian minister who has worked with Latin@ immigrant communities in the United States and Central America for more than a decade. His focus of interest and research is in Latin@ Spirituality, particularly the experience of immigration as locus for theological reflection on the spiritual practices of these communities.
The Latino Protestant Congregations Project (LPC) is a nationwide study of Latino Protestants in the United States designed to illuminate the variety and complexity of Latino Protestant congregations and their worship practices through a qualitative approach. The research seeks to draw data from all strands of Protestantism (Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Mainline), to be attentive to generational dynamics (new immigrants to well-established Hispanics), and to notice alternative liturgical structures (language dominance, places of worship, styles of music and preaching). Ricardo will be working with scholars from across the country over the next two years as he contributes research on Latin@ Protestant congregations in the New England region.