Faculty on the Road

Members of the School of Divinity faculty take their academic and ministerial passions to cities across the country, preaching in congregations, presenting at conferences or workshops, meeting with students, and gathering with alumni. Below is a list of upcoming destinations of our faculty. Want to meet with a faculty member who will be in your area? Read more about our faculty here.

Fred Bahnson

Bahnson serves as the Director of the Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative and Assistant Professor of the Practice of Ecological Well-Being.

Date Location Details
October 15 – 16, 2015 “Come to the Table” Conference, United Theological Seminary; Dayton, OH Plenary Talk
Jill Y. Crainshaw

Crainshaw serves as Blackburn Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology.

Date Location Details
Every Fourth Wednesday Heritage Woods Independent Living Community; Winston-Salem, NC Leader, Worship and Eucharist Celebration, 11:00am


Derek S. Hicks

Hicks serves as Assistant Professor of Religion and Culture.

Date Location Details
October 11, 2015 St. John Christian Methodist Episcopal Church; Winston-Salem, NC Preaching, National Lay Day
October 14, 2015 Knollwood Baptist Church; Winston-Salem, NC Presentation, “Reclaiming Spirit in the Black Faith Tradition”
October 16, 2015 Georgetown University; Washington, D.C. Lecture, “Liberative Logos: Baby Suggs Holy and the Narrative of Splendor in Degraded Flesh”
October 21, 2015 Knollwood Baptist Church; Winston-Salem, NC Presenting, “Reclaiming Spirit in the Black Faith Tradition”
February 22, 2016 Race and Faith Dialogue Series; Duke University Divinity School; Durham, NC Inaugural Lecture, “Feeding Debased Flesh and Broken Spirits: Religion, Food, and Race in African American Life” (tentative)
Bill J. Leonard

Leonard serves as Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and Professor of Church History.

Date Location Details
December 13, 2015 Harvard Memorial Church; Cambridge, MA Worship Leader
Katherine A. Shaner

Shaner serves as Assistant Professor of New Testament.

Date Location Details
October 12 – 14, 2015 North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Theological Conference Workshop Leader: Preaching the Advent Story: Thinking About Advent C
November 1 – 3, 2015 Lutheran-Moravian Women-in-Ministry Retreat; Laurel Ridge Camp and Conference Center, Laurel Springs NC Co-presenter with Moravian Bishop Kay Ward


Sunggu Yang

Yang serves as the Louisville Postdoctoral Fellow in Preaching and Worship.

Date Location Details
December 3-5, 2015
The Academy of Homiletics Annual Meeting, Vanderbilt University; Nashville TN Paper Presentation, “Homiletical Aesthetics: A Paradigmatic Proposal for Holistic Experience of Peaching”
January 7-10, 2016
North American Academy of Liturgy Annual Meeting; Houston TX Paper Presentation,  “A Freudian-Ritualistic Analysis of Liturgical Preaching: Therapeutic Merits Found”