Carla E. Roland Guzmán

The Rev. Carla E. Roland Guzmán, PhD, was raised in Puerto Rico, and identifies as a Puerto Rican, queer, gender-non-conforming Priest. Rev. Roland has served the Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy’s (SMST) since September 2004. Since 2019 they have taught as an Affiliate Faculty in Church History at The General Theological Seminary (GTS.edu). In February 2020, their book Unmasking Latinx Ministry for Episcopalians: An Anglican Approach was published by Church Publishing Incorporated. Rev. Roland serves on the Latinx Advisory Council at Seminary of the South West and on the Leadership team for Sewanee’s Ministry Collaborative. They coordinate the national/international Faith, Family, Equality: The Latinx Roundtable (fefamiliaigualdad.org and clgs.org). The Roundtable “strives to promote understanding, acceptance and affirmation of Latinx LGBTQ+ persons and their families by producing materials that transform Latinx families and communities, Latinx faith communities and the wider church, and help LGBTQ+ communities be more inclusive of Latinx persons. Rev. Roland was profiled in June 2018 as one of NBC Out #Pride30’s initiative. Their academic background includes a BS in Industrial Engineering (Cornell University, 1994); MDiv at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 2001; MA in Church History (Graduate Theological Union, 2001); PhD in Theology with a focus on Church History (Exeter University/ Hartford Seminary, 2017). Rev. Roland has received fellowships from the Hispanic Theological Initiative and the Episcopal Church Foundation, and study/collaborative grants from the Louisville Institute.