Theresa Latini is the author of two books and numerous essays, articles, and blogs. She writes about leading institutional change, cultivating communities of reconciliation, and faith in daily life. Her inspiration comes from being a president of one of the newest and oldest seminaries in the United States, a teacher of talented graduate students, and a mom to a precocious preschooler.
Theresa Latini is the first president of United Lutheran Seminary, a consolidation of two historic Lutheran (ELCA) schools in Pennsylvania, the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and Gettysburg Seminary. Officially opening on July 1, 2017, United Lutheran Seminary prepares public Christian leaders for service in communities of faith, non-profit ministries, and other organizations. Prior to becoming President, she taught pastoral care, congregational and community care leadership, and practical theology at Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN) and Western Theological Seminary (Holland, MI).
Theresa Latini regularly preaches and teaches in churches, theological schools, and community organizations throughout the United States on a variety of topics related to leadership, pastoral care, practical theology, racial reconciliation, and conflict mediation. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), she has over 900 hours of advanced training in Nonviolent Communication and Restorative Circles. Dr. Latini also is a Level II Certified Cultural Intelligence Trainer through the CQ Center (Grand Rapids, MI). She facilitates conflict mediation and supports others in developing the skills necessary to connect across differences for the sake of justice and reconciliation.