The featured speaker for Frank and Pauline Patterson Spring 2022 Colloquy XXXV is Dr. Michael Ortiz.
Dr. Ortiz will be speaking on Theological Education Newly Expressed which will be divided into three sessions:
Dr. Michael A. Ortiz holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Southern Methodist University, Master of Theology (Th.M.) from Dallas Theological Seminary [New Testament], and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Seminario Teológico Centroamericano (SETECA) [Theological Education]. Of Cuban-American descent, Michael came to Christ as a married adult in the early years of his law practice. His subsequent ministry record includes leadership involvement in a local church plant soon after his conversion; engagement in international Bible college and seminary teaching in Spain, Latin America, and Cuba; successful efforts to unify and upgrade the quality of theological schools in Cuba; establishing ties to the Caribbean Evangelical Training Association (CETA); and completing Ph.D. studies in Theological Education in the Latin American/AETAL regional context at SETECA.
Dr. Ortiz previously served as Chair for the Department of Missiology and Intercultural Ministries at DTS, where he initiated substantial changes in its purpose, degrees, and courses. Before that role, he served as the first Director of DTS en Español, a department developed to offer master’s level programs to the Spanish world. Most of his ministry before DTS involved theological education leadership and teaching in Spanish-speaking countries, especially Cuba. As an Associate Professor at DTS, his primary academic interests relate to global theological education and contextualization.
Dr. Ortiz currently serves as International Director for the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education, which further positions him as a global ambassador on behalf of DTS for theological education. Additionally, he serves as Vice President for the South Central Region of the Evangelical Missiological Society. Dr. Ortiz often speaks at conferences and churches and has produced articles and book chapters published in missiology and theological education. He’s been married to Kathy for over thirty-five years, and they have two adult children.