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Karla Ann Koll

About Karla Ann Koll’s ministry

Karla Koll serves as a professor of history, mission and religion at the Latin American Biblical University (UBL), an ecumenical university located in San Jose, Costa Rica, that was founded in 1923. UBL students come from throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and students and professors are from various Protestant traditions and Roman Catholic communities. The universitys residential and distance programs in biblical studies and theology prepare church and community leaders to serve the church and to be agents of transformation in their communities and countries.

The UBLs focus on contextualized learning helps students affirm Gods desire for fullness of life for all. All students are encouraged to reflect theologically out of the contexts from which they come. In UBL classrooms, Pentecostal pastors learn next to Roman Catholic nuns. People with years of leadership experience in these faith communities study together with new believers whose intellectual curiosity has led them to study theology. Students from indigenous cultures and communities of African ancestry share their perspectives. Together with faculty members, they seek to construct theological responses to the urgent challenges facing the peoples of Latin America.

Contact: Karla Ann Koll
karla.koll@pcusa.org

The Latin American Biblical University (UBL) has one of the largest seminary campuses in the world spanning two continents  Based in San Jose, Costa Rica, its program of theological education is carried out in 19 Centers in 14 countries. It is widely recognized as a leading center for theological education in Latin America and the Caribbean, preparing pastors and lay leaders for the growing Christian communities engaged in witness and service throughout the region.

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Karla is married to Francisco Javier Torrez Bermudez, a native of Nicaragua.

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