About Rev. Dr. Liz Rios
Since 2005, Dr. Liz has been informing and inspiring women nationally as a regular columnist and Contributing Editor for PRISM magazine and in 2013 became a member of its Advisory Board, the magazine is published by Evangelicals for Social Action. In April 2008, she became a Consulting Editor for Outreach Magazine, a national magazine for church leaders, pastors and planters. She's also written academically with a chapter in Latino Religions and Civic Activism called "The Women are Warriors" highlighting the many achievements of Latina Pentecostal women in the NYC social activist world. The chapter was reprinted in Azusa Street and Beyond 100 Years of Commentary on the Global/Pentecostal Charismatic Movement which was highlighted at the Azusa Street Centennial. Dr. Rios has also been a contributor for CALLED, a magazine for women in leadership. In 2015, Dr. Rios became a columnist/mentor for Latin Business Today. She is also proud to serve as a Board Member of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition.
Dr. Rios has been in ministry for over 27 years including pastoring in a traditional format for 11 years. She now is the Spiritual Guide for a non-traditional faith community called The Passion Center. As a bi-vocational minister, she's worked for most of her life in nonprofits and in higher education. She has also been an entrepreneur and has been consulting schools, faith-based organizations and non-profits since 1996 via Passion for Purpose International.
Her educational background consists of a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, a Master of Arts in Management with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management from the Regent University School of Business and an earned Doctorate in Education in Organizational Leadership/Adult Education from Nova Southeastern University. Post- graduate work at Fordham University School of Religion, Indiana University Center of Philanthropy and the Blanton Peale Graduate Institute for Pastoral Counseling. Her current educational adventure is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree at Southeastern University. As an Afro-Latina, Puerto Rican American she is a Public Theologian and Biblical Justice advocate. Her research interests lie at the intersection of faith, and socio-political realities that impact and inform the Christian worldview of her people. In addition, Dr. Liz interests include the churchlessness epidemic, feminist/Latinx theology, and overcoming poverty through social entrepreneurship. Dr. Liz is passionate about speaking and writing on leadership, church revitalization, churchlessness and women in leadership to name a few. She also loves makeup so just for fun, she earned a Certificate in Make up Mastery from the Academy of Glam in Davie.
Dr. Rios loves staying involved in her community and loves supporting organizations who work to make South Florida better. She was named one of twelve Hispanic Women of Distinction in August 2014 for her work in the South Florida community. Dr. Rios is proud to serve on the Education Advisory Board of the City of Miramar and is also a proud Charter member of the South Broward Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She has two children, Samuel now in college and Daniel, her special needs angel. She's been married to Rev. Hiram Rios for 28 years.
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Dissertation on Transformative Spirituality in Christian Education
Dr. Rios' contributions to books include a chapter in each of these books.
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