Alfred Neufeld, born in 1955, is a descendant from German speaking Mennonite refugees who immigrated to Paraguay 80 years ago. He received his academic formation in Paraguay, Switzerland and the United States. He is the dean of the Faculty of Theology and president of the board of directors of the Evangelical University of Paraguay. Also, he presides over the Association of Evangelical Churches in Paraguay, a Christian media ministry (television, radio and newspaper) of the Mennonite Brethren Church in Paraguay and the National Coordinating Council for the assembly of the World Mennonite Conference in Asunción 2009. He is married to Wilma, and together they have four adult children.
He initiated his professional life as a teacher of primary education amongst indigenous communities of the Paraguayan Chaco. Later he studied theology in Switzerland and California and he dedicated himself to theological teaching and the formation of pastors in the transcultural context of Asuncion. He defended his doctoral thesis in the area of theology of missions in December 1994 in Geneva. The theme of his investigation was the historical analysis of the national culture of Paraguay under the perspective of the emergence of fatalist Worldviews and the needed Christian focus to contextualize the Gospel for this situation.
He has published six books and numerous articles in the area of systematic, historical and contextual theology.
Since 1983 he lives in Asuncion, where he collaborates in a pastoral function in his local church.