Elizabeth Caldwell

 Elizabeth Caldwell

Address5460 S. University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615

Harold Blake Walker Professor of Pastoral Theology, McCormick Theological Seminary

B.A., Rhodes College,
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University,
Ph.D., Northwestern University,
D.D., Rhodes College,

Elizabeth Caldwell joined the faculty of McCormick Theological Seminary in 1984. In 1991, she was ordained to the ministry of Word and Sacrament by Chicago Presbytery with a call to teaching at McCormick. She was named Professor of Educational Ministry in 1991 and the Harold Blake Walker Professor of Pastoral Theology in 1996.

Lib was born in Memphis and received the Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rhodes College. She has studied at the Presbyterian School of Christian Education and received a Master of Education from Vanderbilt University in 1984. The Doctor of Philosophy degree was awarded in 1990, by Northwestern University, where she was a student in a joint program in religious and theological studies with Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. In 1998, she was honored with the Doctor of Divinity degree from Rhodes College.

Prior to her appointment at McCormick, Lib served as an educational consultant with three Presbyterian churches in northwest Alabama, 1973-1984. From 1970-1983, she was the Director of Christian Education at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church in Memphis. In her work as educator, Lib worked as a member of the governing cabinet of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE), serving as president from 1982-84. She is a member of the Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education, the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators and the American Academy of Religion. In 2004, APCE selected Lib Caldwell as its Educator of the Year

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