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Academy Member New Positions and Promotions


Jared E. Alcantara

Promoted to full Professor,  effective August 1.  Jared holds the Paul W. Powell Endowed Chair in Preaching at Baylor University's Truett Seminary.

Wayne E. Croft, Sr.

Promoted to Full Professor, under the title of The Jeremiah A. Wright, Sr., Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics in African American Studies, at United Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia, beginning July 1, 2022.

Tyshawn Gardner

Appointed Associate Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies and Director of the Pre-Ministerial Scholars Program at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, beginning August 22.  You can read more here.

Eunjoo Mary Kim

Appointed to the Charles G. Finney Chair in Homiletics at Vanderbilt Divinity School, effective September 1.  You can read more about Eunjoo's appointment here.

HyeRan Kim-Cragg

Appointed as the new Principal of Emmanuel College at Victoria University in the University of Toronto.  HyeRan has been serving at the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Professor of Preaching and Graduate Degree Director at Emmanuel College since 2019.  You can read more about HyeRan's appointment here.

Matthew D. Kim

Appointed Professor of Practical Theology and to the Hubert H. and Gladys S. Raborn Chair in Pastoral Leadership at Baylor University's Truett Seminary, beginning August 1.  You can read the announcement here.

Veronice Miles

Promoted to Senior Professor of Preaching and Worship (with tenure) at Wesley Theological Seminary effective July 1.  Veronice has served at Wesley since 2016.

Hyemin Na

Appointed Assistant Professor of Worship, Media and Culture and Chapel Elder at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.  Hyemin was formerly Assistant Professor of Religion, Media and Culture at Drew Theological School and a Louisville Institute Post-doctoral Fellow.  You can read more here.

Fr. Canice C. Njoku

Elected to a second 4-year term as Major Superior of the Spiritan Group of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Katrina "Kat" Olson

Appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology at Church Divinity School of the Pacific!  Kat received her PhD from Vanderbilt and spent the previous year teaching at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  You can read more about Kat's appointment here.

Rodney Palmer

Promoted to Associate Professor of Preaching and Practical Theology and appointed Chair of the  Department of Religion and Biblical Languages at Andrews University in Berrrein Springs, Michigan, beginning July 1.

Neal D. Presa

Appointed Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship and Vice President of Student Affairs and Vocational Outreach at New Brunswick Theological Seminary, effective December 15.  You can read more here

Joni S. Sancken

Appointed to the Butler Chair in Homiletics and Hermeneutics at Vancouver School of Theology, effective January 1, 2024.  You can read more here.

Leah D. Schade

Promoted to Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship at Lexington Theological Seminary.  Leah has been at LTS since 2016.

Richard A. Voelz

Appointed Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Union Presbyterian Seminary, effective July 1.  Rich is Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship.

Kimberly Wagner

Appointed Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary.  Kimberly was formerly Assistant Professor of homiletics in the Axel Jacob and Gerda Maria (Swanson) Carlson Chair in Homiletics at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.  You can read more here.

Karyn L. Wiseman

Promoted to Full Professor, under the title of the Herman G, Stuempfle Professor of Homiletics, at United Lutheran Seminary, beginning July 1, 2022.

Andrew Wymer

Promoted to Associate Professor and granted tensure at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, where Andrew has taught since July 2020.

Sunggu A. Yang

Promoted to Associate Professor of Theology and Christian Ministries at George Fox University.  He was also awarded the Faculty Research Achievement Award for 2022.

Chelsea Brooke Yarborough

Appointed as Assistant Professor of African American Preaching, Sacred Rhetoric and Black Practical Theology at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma, beginning July 1.  You can read the announcement here.