Academic Dean and Professor of New Testament Studies, New York Theological SeminaryEfraín Agosto is Academic Dean and Professor of New Testament Studies at New York Theological Seminary. Previously, he worked as Academic Dean and Professor of New Testament at Hartford Seminary, and also served on the staff of the Center for Urban Ministerial Education of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston from 1983 to 1995, the last five years as director and dean. Efraín is a 1982 M.Div. graduate of Gordon-Conwell and completed his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Boston University in June 1995. His BA is from Columbia University (1977). Efraín has published two books: Servant Leadership: Jesus and Paul (Chalice Press, 2005) on the theology and practice of leadership in earliest Christianity, and Corintios (Fortress Press, 2008), a Spanish language lay commentary on Paul’s letters to the Corinthians. In addition to being a Hispanic Theological Initiative Post-doctoral fellow, Efraín has served HTI as a selection committee member, mentor and Summer Workshop presenter. He is an active lay member of La Iglesia Cristiana Nueva Esperanza (United Church of Christ) in Hartford.