Rev. Dr. Javier (Jay) Alanís, PhD, JD
Jay is currently the Executive Director, Lutheran Seminary of the Southwest in Austin Texas.
His duties include Fund development with both the state and national donor base, overseeing LSPS grant writing and fostering donor support from the diverse Lutheran constituencies, Implementing theological certificate and continuing education programs for LSPS as well as overseeing the annual Spanish language, culture and theology intensive training program.
Jay was born in San Juan, Texas. He attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri where he received his BA degree majoring in Spanish/Latin American Literature with a minor in Latin American Studies. He studied at the University of Madrid, Spain during his junior year.
Other Degrees and Honors:
The American Graduate School of International Management, Glendale, Arizona – 1976
Degree: Master of International Business Administration
The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas 1984
Degree: Doctor of Jurisprudence
Special Studies (1973-1974): University of Madrid Spain, Junior Year Abroad
Special Studies: University of Guanajuato, México, Law School, Spring, 1983
Special Studies (January, 1989): The Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies, Israel
Special Studies (Summer, 1992) The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey, Switzerland
The Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest, Austin, Texas – 1992
Degree: Master of Divinity, conferred by Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, and The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC)
Honors: The Philip Wahlberg, Sr. Ministerial Leadership Award
LSTC Distinguished Alumni Award 2013
The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Degree: Masters of Theology in Church and Society – May, 1998
Degree: Ph.D. Systematic Theology and Ethics – June, 2002