Anna Carter Florence

Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary


Anna Carter Florence is the Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) with degrees from Yale University (BA) and Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv and PhD). Her books include Preaching as Testimony (Westminster John Knox Press, 2007), Rehearsing Scripture (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2018), based on her 2012 Beecher Lectures at Yale, and A is for Alabaster: 52 Reflections on the Stories of Scripture (Westminster John Knox Press, 2023). Anna is a frequent preacher and teacher in the U.S. and abroad. She and her husband, the Rev. David Carter Florence, have two grown sons, Caleb and Jonah. They also have two dogs, two cats, and way too much knitting yarn.

Sessions with Anna Carter Florence