Meet Our Speakers

Dawn Alitz
Director of Communities and Coaching, Faith+Lead – Luther Seminary
President, Repairers of the Breach, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign and Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church, North Carolina
Traci Blackmon
Executive Minister of Justice and Local Church Ministries, UCC; Senior Pastor, Christ the King
Nadia Bolz-Weber
Author, Founder of House for All Sinners & Saints in Denver & creator and host of The Confessional
Amy Butler
Interim Senior Minister, National City Christian Church
Dawn Hand
Superintendent for the Pittsburgh District, Western PA Conference - United Methodist Church
David Howell
Consultant and Founder, Festival of Homiletics
Alonzo Johnson
Coordinator, Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People
Serene Jones
President of Union Theological Seminary and Johnston Family Professor for Religion & Democracy
Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics, Iliff School of Theology, Denver
Jacqui Lewis
Senior Minister, Middle Collegiate Church, New York
Professor and the Marbury E. Anderson Chair of Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary
Senior Pastor, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church
Professor of Biblical Preaching; Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, Luther Seminary
Dean, Howard University School of Divinity and a Professor of Religion & Literature and Womanist Theology
Luke Powery
Dean of Duke University Chapel & Associate Professor of Homiletics at the Divinity School
Director of the M.A. program in Spiritual and Pastoral Care; Loyola and LCPC; CentrePointe Counseling
Professor of New Testament, Luther Seminary; Scholar for Adult Education, Westminster Presbyterian Church
Minister of Lifelong Formation; St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto
Frank Thomas
Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics, Christian Theological Seminary
Director, Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community & Martin E. Marty Regents Chair in Religion and the Academy; St. Olaf College
Fred B. Craddock Professor Emeritus, Phillips Seminary
Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields in central London, and Visiting Professor of Christian Ethics at King’s College London
Lauren Winner
Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality, Duke Divinity School