Melinda A. Quivik


Rev. Dr. Melinda A. Quivik

E-mailmquivik@ltsp.edu
Address7301 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Phone215-248-4616
Webhttp://www.ltsp.edu/files/2008quivik_cv.pdf

Associate Professor of Christian Assembly, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

B.A., St. Olaf College, 1972
M.A., Columbia University, 1977
M.Div., LTSP, 1994
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, 2003

Dr. Melinda Quivik teaches both liturgy and homiletics. She is committed to the integration of the two fields. Her courses include introductions to liturgy and homiletics as well as electives in life passages, baptism and initiation, the purposes of preaching, narrative and imagination, and others. Ordained in 1994, she has served congregations in Montana and in Minnesota.

Dr. Quivik is primarily interested in studying the ways meaning is constructed in the assembly through symbol, paradox, law and gospel, and in the assembly’s participation in worship through both word and sacrament.

During the development stage of the ELCA worship book, Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Dr. Quivik worked in a number of capacities with the Renewing Worship project: as a member of the preaching consultation on “Principles for Worship,” as a member of development panels for the Holy Communion and Life Passages liturgies, as a presenter of the Renewing Worship materials—proposed hymns and liturgical rites—in several synods, and as an organizer of testing and evaluation of the holy communion settings. She serves on the candidacy committees for the Metro New York Synod and Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries, Eastern Panel. At the 2005 ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Florida, she preached for one of the daily eucharists.

Areas of Interest

The ways meaning is constructed in the assembly through symbol, paradox, law and gospel; the assembly’s participation in Worship through both Word and Sacrament



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