Student Mentoring Cohort

Every Voice student mentoring cohorts provide an opportunity for mentoring and community for ethnic minority and Majority World students in Christian theological education. Each cohort will have a scholar-mentor who will facilitate monthly meetings (online) and offer encouragement and counsel. Monthly meetings will focus on topics such as navigating academia, developing conference papers, and best practices for success and holistic flourishing.

2023–2024 Cohort


The 2023–2024 cohort will meet monthly on Zoom from September 2023–June 2024. Times will be finalized over the summer. Applications are due by July 31, 2023.


The cohort is open to ethnic minority and Majority World students who are currently enrolled in any program of study in theological education at the undergraduate, Master’s, or doctoral levels. Since each cohort will be limited to seven students and the program is designed to provide community, only committed students should apply.


“The Every Voice Student Mentoring Cohort has been a tremendous blessing to me. The monthly meetings have been a highlight that I look forward to each month. Although the students come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds with diverse experiences of racialization and marginalization, there has also been a solidarity and camaraderie that was palpable from the very first meeting. It has also been very enriching to learn from the experience and wisdom of our faculty mentor, Dr. Miguel Echevarría. The new relationships formed with fellow students and our faculty mentor will continue to be a source of encouragement and support for years to come as we navigate our academic journeys and labor together for kingdom diversity in Christian theological education.”

Faculty Mentors

Dr. Miguel G. Echevarría, Jr.
Associate Professor of NT & Greek Southeastern Seminary

As a person of Cuban descent, Dr. Echevarría appreciates the contributions that Latinos make to theological education, which are often overlooked in majority culture contexts. As a result, he believes that valuing the voices and contributions of Latinos and other underrepresented groups leads to a more biblical vision of education in Christian colleges and seminaries. He is the author of The Future Inheritance of Land in the Pauline Epistles (Pickwick) and essays such as “Middleton and Wright Have We Loved But Padilla and Escobar” (Southeastern Theological Review). His forthcoming works include A Basic Guide to the New Testament (Baker), 40 Questions About the Apostle Paul (Kregel Academic, co-authored with Benjamin P. Laird), and short commentaries on John and 1, 2, 3 John in The New Testament in Color: A Multiethnic Commentary on the New Testament (IVP). 

Dr. J. Richard Middleton
Professor of Biblical Worldview & Exegesis
Northeastern Seminary
at Roberts Wesleyan University

A Jamaican by birth and ethnicity, Dr. Middleton began his education at Jamaica Theological Seminary, completed it in Canada, and now teaches in the U.S. and has served as an adjunct at the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology. Therefore, he regards himself as a “Jamericadian.” His most recent book is Abraham’s Silence: The Binding of Isaac, the Suffering of Job, and How to Talk Back to God (Baker Academic). He is also the author of The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in Genesis 1 (Brazos), A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology (Baker Academic), and has published articles on creation theology, eschatology, theodicy, the music of Bob Marley and the Wailers, and the dynamics of human and divine power in biblical narratives.

How to Apply

Email a completed application, along with responses to the included essay questions, to Applications must be received by July 31, 2023 to be considered.