Joy J. Moore is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church (UMC) and received her Ph.D. from the Brunel University London School of Theology. Moore came to Luther Seminary in 2019 as an Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching. Previously, she served Fuller Theological Seminary, providing the vision to establish the William E. Pannell Center for African-American Church Studies. She also worked at Duke University Divinity School, Asbury Theological Seminary and Adrian College. She held pastorates in the Michigan area of the UMC. Moore contributed a chapter to Andrew C. Thompson’s “Generation Rising: A Future with Hope for the United Methodist Church” as well as to the books, “Essential Truths” and “Unity, Liberty, and Charity.” She also wrote for Sojourners magazine, Christian Century, WorkingPreacher.org and Good News magazine. She belongs to a number of organizations, including the Academy of Homiletics, the Society for Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion. She also serves on the board of directors for ZOE Ministries.