The Rev. Al Rodriguez, a 1996 graduate of SSW, served as rector at St John’s Episcopal Church in Austin for 15 years. Al is a current Fellow and grantee in the national Fellowship Program of the Episcopal Church Foundation, focusing on ministry among multi-generational, U.S born Latinos, a topic he teaches at Southwest. He is one of the principal founders and served as executive director at El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission, a social service and health care ministry in Austin. He has served in the Diocese of Texas in various capacities and committees for the last 30 years. He is a current member of the diocesan Hispanic Ministry Commission and serves as advisor and presenter in the national Latino/Hispanic Ministries of the Episcopal Church Center. His previous professional career focused on community economic development in Washington, D.C., and Austin.
MDiv, Seminary of the Southwest; BBA, St. Mary’s University; Peace Corps Training, University of Notre Dame; Masters program in Community Economic Development, University of Pittsburg; Economic Development Institute, University of Oklahoma