Berhó Selected to Research Latino Congregations

Debbie Berho

Spanish professor Debbie Berhó was recently selected to participate in a three-year national research fellowship, the Latino Protestant Congregations Project. Funded in part by the Lilly Endowment, the project will bring together 10 fellows and two directors for a week each June at Calvin College for three years.

Each research fellow will complete ethnographic research on five Latino congregations through observation and interviews that will focus specifically on worship and liturgy. Multiple products will be created and shared, including conference presentations, articles, books and essays. The goal of the project is to produce findings that will be useful not only for scholars, but also for church leaders and popular audiences.