Leopoldo A. Sánchez Merino
Professor of Systematic Theology, Werner R. H. and Elizabeth R. Krause Professor of Hispanic Ministries, Director of the Center for Hispanic Studies at Concordia Seminary
Field of Study: Systematic Theology, Theology
Leopoldo A. Sánchez M. is a professor of systematic theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, where he serves as the Werner R. H. and Elizabeth R. Krause Professor of Hispanic Ministries and Director of the Center for Hispanic Studies. His research interests are in Spirit Christology, pneumatology, sanctification, Trinitarian theology, theologies of migration, and the intersection of theology and Hispanic cultures (especially through music).
His published books include the T&T Clark Introduction to Spirit Christology (T&T Clark, 2021); Sculptor Spirit (IVP Academic, 2019); Receiver, Bearer, and Giver of God’s Spirit (Pickwick, 2015); Immigrant Neighbors among Us, co-edited with Danny Carroll (Pickwick, 2015). He has published three books in Spanish for Concordia: Escatología (2020), Teología de la santificación (2013), and Pneumatología (2005).
Dr. Leo Sánchez was awarded a sabbatical grant for researchers from the Louisville Institute in 2016. He has led and participated in colloquies for the Wabash Center and is a member of the Vital Worship and Preaching Grants Board for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. He served as president and vice-president of the LCMS Fifth and Fourth National Hispanic Conventions. He teaches regularly in the United States and abroad. He has delivered courses and lectures in New Zealand, Uganda, Ethiopia, Brazil, Cuba, India, Ghana, Chile, Panama, Argentina and Venezuela.
In the community, Leo is Principal Double-Bass player with the St. Louis Civic Orchestra and Di Kamer Kapelye. He is an avid music fan, and enjoys swimming, international cooking, and travel. Sánchez and his wife Tracy have two children.