Fr. Allan Figueroa Deck (SJ) is Distinguished Scholar of Theology and Latino Studies at Loyola Marymount University and Professor of Theological Studies. He has served in a number of academic, administrative and leadership positions. He was administrator of our Lady of Guadalupe Church in the Delhi barrio of Santa Ana, CA. and first Director of Hispanic Ministry for the Orange Diocese. He held full-time positions at Loyola Marymount University and the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.
Father Deck is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University, of the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University, and of Verbum Dei High School in Los Angeles. He has authored or edited seven books and published more than 50 chapters or articles on pastoral theology, Hispanic ministry, Catholic Social Doctrine, spirituality, faith and culture.
Father Deck was a co-founder and first president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS) as well as of the National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry (NCCHM).
Jeff Iorg (MDiv, DMin), President of Gateway Seminary, brings expertise to educational leadership, preaching, and local church ministry. He speaks frequently on these subjects in conferences, college campuses and leadership seminars. His publications include seven books: The Painful Side of Leadership, The Character of Leadership, Is God Calling Me?, The Case for Antioch, Seasons of a Leader’s Life, Unscripted, Ministry in the New Marriage Culture, and his latest, Leading Major Change in Your Ministry. Additionally, he has written dozens of articles and curriculum materials. Dr. Iorg maintains a leadership resources website at www.JeffIorg.com.
Prior to his service at the Seminary, Dr. Iorg was the Executive Director of the Northwest Baptist Convention for almost ten years. He was also the founding pastor of Greater Gresham Baptist Church in Gresham, Oregon and has served as a pastor in Missouri and a staff pastor in Texas.
He is married to Ann, has three adult children, and four grandchildren. His hobbies include reading fiction, cheering on the Oregon Ducks, and searching for the world’s best barbeque restaurant.
Dr. James Wilson
Director, Doctor of Ministry Program
Professor of Leadership Formation
Dr. J.T. Reed
Associate Director, Doctor of Ministry Program
Associate Professor of Leadership Formation