Faculty on the Road

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.


Jill Y. Crainshaw

Crainshaw is Interim Dean and Blackburn Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology.

Date Location Details
January 23, 2019 AWAKENINGS: Theology on the Road; Grace Baptist Church; Richmond, VA Part I: Lunch and Learn Session, 11:30am, Fellowship Hall; Part II: Worship and Wonder Welcome Table, 6:15pm, Fellowship Hall


Joshua Canzona

Canzona is a Senior Fellow at the School of Divinity.

Date Location Details
February 28 – March 3, 2019 “Metaphor, Making, and Mysticism” Mystical Theology Network Conference; Boston College; Boston, MA Paper Presentation, “God from the Machine: Teilhardian Cosmogenesis and Artificial Intelligence”


Derek S. Hicks

Hicks is Associate Professor of Religion and Culture.

Date Location Details
January 27, 2019 The Historic Holman United Methodist Church; Los Angeles, CA Worship Leader
January 29, 2019 MLK Celebration and Lecture; Claremont School of Theology; Claremont, CA Lecture, “Nourishing Debased Flesh in a ‘Great Again’ Nation: Continuing King’s Struggle for Humanity,” 7:00pm, Kresge Chapel


Bill Leonard

Leonard is Professor of Divinity Emeritus. 

Date Location Details
February 5, 2019 Annual Religion Lecture Series; Campbell University; Buies Creek, NC 3:30pm and 7:00pm (Butler Chapel)


Melva Sampson

Sampson serves as Assistant Professor of Preaching and Practical Theology.

Date Location Details
January 27, 2019 King Week; Emory University; Atlanta, GA Beloved Community: Christian Worship at Emory Worship Leader, 11am, Cannon Chapel

Katherine A. Shaner

Shaner serves as Assistant Professor of New Testament.

Date Location Details
January 13, 2019 Our Savior’s Lutheran Church; Welcome, NC Worship Leader
January 20, 2019 Peace United Church of Christ; Greensboro, NC Conversation on Sexuality and the Bible, 12:00noon – 2:00pm
January 27, 2019 Augsburg Lutheran Church; Winston-Salem, NC Worship Leader, Women’s Sunday, 8:30am and 11:00am

Porter Taylor

Taylor serves as Visiting Professor of Episcopal Studies.

Date Location Details
January 20, 2019 St.Francis Episcopal Church; Greensboro, NC Worship Leader
January 27 St. James Episcopal Church; Black Mountain, NC Worship Leader
February 17, 2019 Chapel of the Cross; Chapel Hill, NC Worship Leader
March 7 – 8, 2019 Lake Logan Conference Center; Canton, NC Lenten Retreat Leader
March 31, 2019 Christ Church; Raleigh, NC Worship Leader