Jennifer Owens-Jofré, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Latino/Hispanic Ministry and Director of the Office of Latino/Hispanic Studies at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX. Her academic writing has appeared in the International Journal of Practical Theology, and she co-edited From the Pews in the Back: Young Women and Catholicism (Liturgical Press, 2009). With ministerial experience in Catholic contexts across the United States, she also offers professional development opportunities for those in ministry. Having studied at Loyola Marymount University, Harvard Divinity School, and the Graduate Theological Union, Jennifer defended her dissertation in August of 2018. Throughout this past academic year, she served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Constructive Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, a placement through the Louisville Institute’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
We Christians who are citizens must be physically present on the border with México, that we might bear witness to the realities of what we experience alongside those who are most acutely affected by the policies of the current Administration.