LPC Research Fellows & Co-Directors

Meet the Latino Protestant Congregations Project Research Fellows, 2014-2017

The Latino Protestant Congregations (LPC) Project includes a team of ten researchers conducting qualitative observations and interviews in Latino Protestant churches across the United States. Each LPC Research Fellow will focus on five local congregations in their geographic region and complete profiles for each, including field notes and audio interviews.



Jonathan Eli Calvillo is a graduate student in Sociology who anticipates completing his PhD in June 2015 at the University of California, Irvine. His sites are in Orange County, California.


Jeanette “Lil Milagro” Henriquez


Jeanette “Lil Milagro” Henriquez is a doctoral student in Interdisciplinary Studies through the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Her sites are located in the San Francisco Bay Area.





Aida Ramos is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her LPCs are located in San Antonio and El Paso, Texas.


Melissa Guzman Fresno is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She will focus on Fresno, California.



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Mandy Rodgers-Gates is a doctoral student of Theology (Th.D.) at Duke Divinity School. She will focus on Durham, North Carolina.



Ricardo L. Franco

Ricardo L. Franco is a Doctor of Ministry Candidate with a concentration in Spirituality at Boston University, School of Theology. He has access to research sites in New England and will likely focus on Massachusetts and Rhode Island.



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Debbie Berho is Professor of Spanish at George Fox University. She is likely to focus on LPCs in the state of Washington but also has access to sites in Oregon and Idaho.





Peter Marina is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. He has access to LPCs in Wisconsin and Minnesota.





Mark McCormack expects to earn his PhD in 2014 in Community Research and Action at Vanderbilt University. His LPCs cluster in and around Nashville, Tennessee.





Karen Hooge is a graduate student in Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. Her LPCs cluster in and around South Bend, Indiana.