Dr. Patrick B. Reyes is a Latinx practical theologian, educator, administrator, and institutional strategist. He currently serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Doctoral Initiatives at the Forum for Theological Exploration. His expertise is helping communities, organizations, and individuals excavate their stories to create strategies and practices that promote their thriving. He consults, speaks, and offers workshops for communities seeking to embody their vision of justice and peace.
He previously served as the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and the Director of the Center for Community Engagement at Trinity Lutheran College in Washington State, and Program Director of the Global Citizenship Project at Northeastern University. His work focuses on supporting communities of color, the assessment, design, and implementation of cultural competency and diversity programs, and facilitation of processes and practices for healing and discernment.
He is the author of the book, Nobody Cries When We Die: God, Community, and Surviving to Adulthood. The work explores the role of narrative and trauma in vocational discernment. His work can be found in the Encyclopedia of Christian Education, Claremont Journal of Religion, Journal of Feminist Theology, Religious Education Association, and he is an editor of Theopoetics: A Journal of Theological Imagination, Literature, Embodiment, and Aesthetics. Patrick has presented his research at the regional and national levels of the American Academy of Religion and Religious Education Association, as well as a variety of local institutions. His research focuses on the power of the stories, wisdom, and practices of marginalized communities for leading personal, communal, and institutional change. Patrick holds a Doctorate from Claremont School of Theology, a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology, and a Master of Arts from Claremont School of Theology.