B.A. – Washington University, St. Louis. University of Madrid, Spain, Cultural Studies Abroad
M.B.A. – American Graduate School of International Management
J.D. – The University of Texas School of Law
M.Div. – Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest
Th.M. – Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Ph.D. – Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Rev. Dr. Javier (Jay) Alanís

Executive Director, Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest
Associate Professor of Theology, Culture, and Mission

Faculty Biography

Rev. Dr. Javier (Jay) Alanis is the Executive Director of and Associate Professor of Theology, Culture, and Mission at the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest (LSPS). The Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest (LSPS) is a program of Wartburg Theological Seminary and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. LSPS is located in Austin, Texas and its core mission is to prepare leaders for Hispanic ministry contexts in the Southwest and other cross-cultural ministries across the nation.

Theological education programs offered at LSPS have a strong focus on ministry as mission outreach in the multi-cultural contexts of the Southwest and other locations of transition. Students develop skills and sensitivity to serve in the midst of diversity, learn to adapt their ministry to the needs of the congregation, and they are prepared to address the changing cultural composition of the communities where they serve.

Current Courses

TEEM Ethics (LSPS)

J-Term Immersion on the Texas Borderlands

Hispanic Ministry Summer Term

Spanish Language and Hispanic Ministry Intensive

Visit LSPS.edu to learn more.