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Edwin David Aponte

Executive Director

“Nearly every day I say to myself, “I can’t believe that I work at the Louisville Institute.” It’s great honor to be part of something that positively impacts the lives of so many in North America.”
(502) 992-9341

Aponte CV

Edwin Aponte graduated from Gordon College (B.A.), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.A.T.S.), and Temple University (M.A., Ph.D.). As a cultural historian Aponte explores faith, spirituality and culture, especially within Latino/a religions, African American religions, and race, ethnicity and religion. He is the author of ¡Santo! Varieties of Latino/a Spirituality (Orbis Books, 2012). He taught history of Christianity and congregational studies at Perkins School of Theology of Southern Methodist University. Previously he was Dean and Chief Executive Administrator of Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Christian Theological Seminary, and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean at Lancaster Theological Seminary. Ed and his wife Laura Jakubowski Aponte reside in Louisville.