Dynna Castillo Portugal

Job Title


Educational Leadership

Started at Bethel



  • Luther Seminary - Ph.D., 2014


Reverend Dr. Dynna Castillo Portugal has served as adjunct instructor in the areas of pastoral care and educational leadership at Luther Seminary, Bethel University (both in St. Paul, MN) and Western Theological Seminary (in Holland, MI) Dr. Castillo Portugal completed her Ph.D. in pastoral care and counseling at Luther Seminary in 2014. Her dissertation was titled, “The Kingdom of God: Guiding Pastoral Care for Female Victims of Domestic Violence in Mexico.” She has completed seven units of Clinical Pastoral Education and has studied Nonviolent Communication, which she incorporates in her teaching and practice of pastoral care. Dr. Castillo Portugal is an ordained minister in the Gethsemane Evangelical Church (Mexico City) and has served there as an associate pastor and elsewhere as worship leader and director of Latino/a outreach ministry.

Courses Taught

EDUC 825 - Leading in a Complex and Pluralistic Society

Teaching specialty

Educational Leadership