Leon Rodrigues

Job Title


Passionate educator and advocate for social justice

Started at Bethel



  • University of Minnesota - Ed.D, 2003


Started at Bethel as the Associate Dean for Diversity and Community in 2003. Also held faculty status with affiliations to the Education department, Social Work department and Reconciliation Studies. Also was Bethel's first Chief Diversity Officer.

Currently serves as the CEO for Global Horizons, an international minsitry organization involved in reconciliation and minsitry support for over 40 projects in several countries.

Courses Taught

SOW327G Critical Issues in Human and Contemporary Societies

EDUC 732 Culturally Responsive Teaching

BIA 2026 Christianity and Culture

SOCS 640 Leadership in Diverse Cultures

EDUC 825 Leadership in Complex and Diverse Societies

Certificates and Licenses

IDI Qualified Adminstrator

Licensed minister with Interministerial Fellowship

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

MN Educational Equity Partnership MNEEP - Board member

MN-NAME National Association of Multicultural Educators - Former board member

Girl Scouts River Valleys - Board member

Global Horizons - Board President

Metropolitan Council Equity Advisory Board - Member

Facing Racial Equality Collaborative - Advisory board

Hobbies and Interests



Repairing Italian espresso machines

International travel


How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace