REV. DR. SONGRAM BASUMATARY

REV. DR. SONGRAM BASUMATARY hails from Assam and is an ordained minister of the Northern Evangelical Lutheran Church and he serves as the Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Theology and Ethics Department at GLTC. He did his theological studies in Union Biblical Seminary, Pune (1994-1998); Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institute, Chennai (2000-2002); and United Theological College, Bangalore (2006-2010), and earned his B.D., M.Th. and D.Th. degrees from Senate of Serampore College (University) in the year 1998, 2002 and 2010 respectively. He taught in Union Biblical Seminary from 2002 to 2004 and has been teaching in Gurukul since 2010.

REV. DR. NELAVALA GNANA PRASUNA

REV. DR. NELAVALA GNANA PRASUNA is an ordained minister of the South Andhra Lutheran Church (SALC) and currently serves as the Associate Professor in the Department of Theology and Ethics and Dean of Graduate Studies at GLTC. She has completed her B.D. and M.Th. degrees and has bagged prestigious academic awards of Gurukul such as General Proficiency Prize and first prize in Biblical Hebrew. She has secured her doctoral degree (D.Th.) from Gurukul and the title of her dissertation is “A Feminist Hermeneutical Study of Dalit Women in South Andhra Lutheran Church.” She has been involved in pastoral ministry for three years and has almost eighteen years of experience as theological educator with administrative experience in various levels as Registrar and Principal of theological seminaries. She has participated and presented academic papers in various national and international conferences. In addition, she also serves as the Regional Expression Officer for Communion in Asia of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF).

REV. DR. MERVIN SHINOJ BOAS

REV. DR. MERVIN SHINOJ BOAS is an ordained minister of the Church of South India (Cochin Diocese) and serves as the Associate Professor in the Department of Theology and Ethics at GLTC. He earned his B.Th. (1993) and B.D. (1998) degrees from the Kerala United Theological Seminary, Thiruvananthapuram and M.Th. (2004) from Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institute, Chennai. Moreover, he earned his Master of Theology (Th.M. - 2009) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. - 2013) degrees from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Chicago and his doctoral dissertation is entitled as “A Hermeneutical Engagement for Subaltern Theology in India Signifying the Writings of R.S. Sugirtharajah.” Dr. Boas is a scholar, prolific thinker and philosopher and a theological writer