COMPTON, CA (April 26, 2018) — Ed Delgado, president of the Covenant Hispanic Training Center (CHET), was elected president of the board of the Educational Hispanic Theological Association (AETH) at the organization’s recent biennial meeting in Orlando, Florida.
In addition to serving as CHET president, Delgado has ministered on four continents and participated on numerous committees and boards, including with the ECC, to strengthen Hispanic ministry. “God has given me a passion for connecting theology with the life of the church, and I most cherish mentoring and encouraging Hispanic and other minority scholars,” Delgado said.
The AETH works to encourage churches, denominations, and non-denominational groups to give priority to the increasing number of Hispanic women and men who are formed to go into ministry, as well as support those who are in the ministry, with culturally sensitive resources, Delgado said.
“Global and local forces of change mean that we need to continue to adapt materials and teaching methods in culturally relevant ways,” Delgado said. “We also work to increase the theological education opportunities for Hispanic people of all ages, especially young people who are formed for and by the practice of ministerial work.”
The AETH recently received a major grant from the Lilly Foundation that will enable students and leaders of Hispanic theological education organizations to see themselves as part of “the interconnected theological ecosystem sharing purposes, exchanging knowledge, and creating new service opportunities,” Delgado said.
Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, vice president of education and dean of Esperanza College at Eastern University, is leading the AETH Lilly-funded program.
Attending the recent AETH event were more than 120 women and men who direct Hispanic and non-Hispanic seminaries, including Asbury Theological Seminary, McCormick Theological Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, Bautista de Dallas, and Duke Divinity School.