Faculty & Staff

Research Assistants and Associates

Kat Hampson



Manny Cumplido, Research Assistant

Emmanuel grew up in New England with parents recently emigrated from Latin America and in an immigrant church. He holds a B.A. in philosophy and is pursuing his Master of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell in South Hamilton, where he lives with his wife and son. His interests in Global Christianity center around how theological ideas can mold traditions in wildly disparate or uncannily similar ways. While his primary research interests are theological, his roots in Latin American Pentecostalism have shaped an appreciation for how a multitude of sociological factors influence how Christians understand God, live in community, and worship. Upon graduation, he hopes to pursue doctoral work in philosophical theology.

Kat Hampson


Katherine R. Hampson, Research Assistant

Having grown up in the United Arab Emirates in a Filipino family, Kat Hampson is grateful to that her journey within global Christianity has taken her to Gordon-Conwell to now pursue a Master of Divinity. She is particularly interested in intercultural/multicultural ministry and mission, theology in global contexts, and restorative/transformative justice. Kat holds a B.A. in Psychology and Child Development, and has served in campus ministry at Wellesley College with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA from 2010 to 2015. Her current work with the Center for the Study of Global Christianity includes coordinating the strategic communication of the CSGC's ongoing research, projects, and publications. She and her husband, Ben, live in Quincy, MA and serve at Highrock Quincy church.


Julia Kim, Research Assistant

A child of immigrant parents from South Korea, Julia grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan in an immigrant church.  After serving in campus ministry overseas and international student ministry at Brown University, where she completed a B.A. in Anthropology, she moved to Massachusetts to pursue a M.A. in Religion, with a focus on intercultural ministry and Islamic studies, at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  Through her background and these diverse intercultural experiences, she was able to witness global Christianity firsthand, and is excited to share it with others through her research at the CSGC on Christian denominations around the world. Currently, she lives in Somerville, MA and serves at Park Street Church.  


David Neighbor, Research Assistant

David and his wife Linda have spent over half their lives outside the U.S. working as missionaries in the Balkans for eight years church planting and teaching and over twenty years as U.S. diplomatic representatives in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. He has a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary and post-graduate studies at Stanford University, the University of Zagreb and the Catholic University in Lublin, Poland. They are active in missions with their home church outside San Antonio, Texas. Their adult children live with their spouses in Virginia and South Carolina.



Amanda Perkins, Research Assistant

Amanda grew up in Boston in the globally-oriented ministry of Park Street Church. She is an undergraduate at Bowdoin College in Maine, pursuing a B. A. in History and Environmental Studies with a particular interest in comparing urban life through space and time. Amanda loves data and design and is excited to work with the CSGC over the summer of 2017 to research Christian life and denominations globally and share valuable CSGC information through digital outreach. When she graduates next year, Amanda hopes to continue to pursue creative crossovers between Christianity and her interests in people, research, and design.



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