Visiting Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care
New York, NY 10027
B.A., Carson-Newman College
M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.A., Vanderbilt University
Ph.D. in Religion, Vanderbilt University
Anatomy of a Schism: How Clergywomen’s Narratives Reinterpret the Fracturing of the Southern Baptist Convention (Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Press, 2016).
Co-author with Christian Scharen, The Learning Pastoral Imagination Project: A Five-Year Report on How New Ministers Learn in Practice (New York: Auburn Studies, No. 21, Winter 2016).
Books in Progress
Women in Ministry in America (in process) Based in ethnographic research of women leading religious groups, this book addresses the changing landscape of religion in North America through narratives of clergywomen and LBGTIQ ministers.
Baptists and Intersectionality (in process), edited volume of essays that redefine Baptist identity and experience from a critical perspective of intersectionality.
Mentoring for Ministry (in process) Growing out of the 2018-19 weekly video series Three Minute Ministry Mentor, this book is written for ministers in conversation with peers or senior mentors.
“Reflexivity: A Relational and Prophetic Practice” chapter in What Really Matters: A Nordic Perspective on Ecclesiology and Ethnography, edited by Jonas Idelström and Tone Stangeland Kaufman. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2018. “Dilemmas of Representation” chapter in What Really Matters: A Nordic Perspective on Ecclesiology and Ethnography, edited by Jonas Idelström and Tone Stangeland Kaufman. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2018.
“Malawi” chapter in Women’s Lives Around the World: A Global Encyclopedia, Volume 1 Africa and the Middle East, Gen. Editor, Susan M. Shaw. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2018.
“The Power and Danger of a Single Case Study in Practical Theological Research” chapter in Conundrums in Practical Theology, edited by Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore and Joyce Ann Mercer (Theology in Practice Series). New York: Brill, 2016.
“Molly Truman Marshall: Living Icon for Beholding the Spirit’s Renewal of the Church” chapter in a Festschrift honoring Molly T. Marshall, edited by Mark Medley. Waco, TX: Perspectives in Religious Studies, 2014.
“Baptist Clergywomen’s Narratives: Reinterpreting the Southern Baptist Convention Schism” chapter in Pastoral Bearings: Lived Religion and Pastoral Theology, edited by Leonard Hummel, Mary Clark Moschella, and Jane Maynard. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010.
Co-author with Pamela R. Durso, “The State of Women in Baptist Life, 2006” Chapter in No Longer Ignored: A Collection of Articles on Baptist Women, edited by Charles W. Deweese and Pamela R. Durso, 267-98. Atlanta, GA: The Baptist History and Heritage Society, 2007.