Dr. Margaret English de Alminana

Chair; Associate Professor of Theology madealminana@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

BA, University of Pittsburgh
MA, Southeastern University
PhD, University of Wales at Glyndŵr


Dr. Margaret English de Alminana is an associate professor of historical theology and women’s studies for the Barnett College of Ministry & Theology. She holds a BA from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA from Southeastern University, and a PhD from the University of Wales at Glyndŵr. Dr. de Alminana served as the senior chaplain of women at Orange County Correctional Facility’s Female Detention Center, overseeing a vibrant ministry for more than 3,000 women in crisis annually. She and her husband, Marty, oversaw an intercity mission for street women at the heart of Orlando’s red-light district. Dr. de Alminana has ministered as an associate pastor and has also founded an independent ministry in addition to traveling and speaking. She has authored the book, Removing the Veil; numerous articles; and several books for others.

Brief Highlights

  • Currently co-editing a book on Pentecostal Women for the Brill’s Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies series.
  • Margaret English (de Alminana), Removing the Veil, (Alachua, FL: Bridge-Logos Publishing, 2008).
  • Peer reviewed by Priscilla Papers, Vol. 23, No. 2; Spring 2009.
  • “Reconnecting with the Mystics: Kathryn Kuhlman and the Reshaping of American Pentecostalism,”The Journal of the European Pentecostal Theological Association, (publication pending).
  • “Incarcerated Women, Reflections on Their Stories,” Priscilla Papers, Vol. 24, No. 2; Spring 2010.
  • Peer reviewer: Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff, Out of the Mouth of Babes, (New York: Oxford University Press, Inc., 2012), for 2013 issue of the Canadian Journal of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity.
  • Peer reviewer: Philip’s Daughters: Women in Pentecostal-Charismatic Leadership, Estrelda Alexander and Amos Yong, (eds.), 2009, Eugene, Oregon: Princeton Theological Monograph Series 104, for The Journal of the European Pentecostal Theological Association.
  • Peer reviewer: Marnie C. Ferree, No Stones, (Downers Grove: IL: IVP Books, 2010); for Priscilla Papers.
  • Peer reviewer: Ben Witherington, III, Reading & Understanding the Bible. (Oxford University Press).
  • “The Early Doctrine of Theotokos and a Pentecostal Response,” Religion Interest Group, Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Pentecostal Studies.
  • “Reconnecting with the Mystics, Religion,” Interest Group, Presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Pentecostal Studies.
  • Nominated for a 2011 Evangelical Press Association award.
  • Developed and launched a successful in-jail, faith-based drug rehabilitation dorm, including development of programs and curriculum.