Beverly Zink-Sawyer

 Beverly Zink-Sawyer
AddressUnion Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education
3401 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227

Professor of Preaching and Worship, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia

B.A., Dickinson College,
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary,
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University,

Zink-Sawyer focuses on the interaction of homiletics and American religious history with particular attention to women’s preaching. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), she served churches in Pennsylvania and Tennessee for 15 years and has served on committees at the presbytery and synod levels. She is editor of the Abingdon Women’s Preaching Annual and author of From Preachers to Suffragists: Women’s Rights and Religious Conviction in the Lives of Three Nineteenth-Century American Clergywomen. She was a Lilly Faculty Fellow of the Association of Theological Schools for 2000-2001.

Inaugural Lecture: “The ‘Best’ Is Yet to Be: The Pursuit of Preaching Perfection in Light of the Ineffable Word”

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