The Rev. Dr. Leslie Díaz-Pérez received a BA (1999) in Elementary and Special Education from La Salle University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); a Master of Divinity (2006) from McCormick Theological Seminary (Chicago, IL); a Master's in Educational Leadership from Concordia University-Chicago (2008); and a Doctor of Ministry (2012) from McCormick Theological Seminary. She is a special education teacher in Chicago and an affiliate faculty of McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL. In July 2017, she assumed the position of Director of the Center for the Study of Theology and Latinx Ministry at McCormick Theological Seminary. Along with her husband, the Rev. Obed Pérez, she is part of the pastoral team of the Resurrected Life Church in the Hermosa neighborhood in Chicago, IL.