Moya Harris

Sojourners Fellowship Program Director

Biography

Rev. Moya Harris is an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, currently serving at Metropolitan AME Church in DC as the Executive Minister and Minister to Women.  She is also the Fellowship Program Director at Sojourners magazine, overseeing fellowship program details while offering spiritual guidance and pastoral support to each cycle of fellows who live in intentional community and work in entry level positions within the magazine. Sojourners magazine is a non-profit magazine that seeks to discover the intersection of faith, politics, and culture.

Rev. Harris began her ministry at First AME Gaithersburg, serving in many different capacities for 15 years of lay and ordained ministry under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Barbara Y. Glenn and has served at Metropolitan AME Church under the leadership of Rev. William H. Lamar IV for 7 years. She has served on the secretarial staff of the Washington Annual Conference and as an instructor in the Washington Conference classes of instruction in the Board of Examiners. While she did not grow up in the church and accepted Christ as a young adult, she can now see God’s calling throughout her life. She also is a recently retired registered nurse with over 27 years’ experience, specializing in cardiac catheterization nursing. She earned a Bachelor’s in Science Degree in Nursing from Towson State University and a Master of Divinity Degree from Payne Theological Seminary and is currently a second year Ph.D. student in the African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric program at Christian Theological Seminary with a focus on hip hop womanist preaching. Rev. Harris has been married to the love of her life, John I. Harris, III for over 22 years, and is the mother of Sierra Battle. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.

In the words of the late Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon, Rev. Harris is attempting to do the work her soul must have, marrying theory and praxis, scholarship and service. She believes that justice and faith are inseparable and is quick to challenge violent theologies that attempt to oppress and marginalize. She believes that God, even in these difficult times, is still breaking through time and space, making all things new.  She has a passion for scholarship, justice, hip hop, and baseball. She can easily be found reading a book or writing a paper while listening to A Tribe Called Quest or The Roots while drinking a double espresso.

Sessions with Moya Harris

Festival of Homiletics
2481 Como Ave
St Paul MN 55108
651-523-1645
fax: 651-641-3531
festival@luthersem.edu