Community members listening to a lecture at the Rethinking Confirmation event


Amy ButlerAmy Butler

Senior Minister at The Riverside Church in New York City, N.Y.

Amy Butler was elected as Riverside's seventh (and first female) senior minister in 2014. Butler received both her B.A. and M.A. from Baylor University in 1991 and 1996 respectively. She also holds degrees from The International Baptist Theological Seminary and Wesley Theological Seminary. Before coming to Riverside Church she served as senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. for 11 years.

Raquel St. Clair LettsomeRaquel St. Clair Lettsome

Associate Minister at Union A.M.E. Church, Warwick, N.Y., and Managing Partner of Say AMEN!

Raquel St. Clair Lettsome is an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church with two decades of congregational ministry experience. She is also the managing partner of Say AMEN!, a digital clearinghouse for preaching, teaching and worship arts, and serves as an associate minister at Union A.M.E. Church in Warwick, N.Y. Lettsome is a graduate of Yale University (B.A.) and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div. and Ph.D.), where she was awarded the Presidential Doctoral Fellowship, the New Testament Fellowship, and the Expository Preaching Prize.

Karoline Lewis

Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching and the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary

Karoline M. Lewis joined the Luther Seminary faculty as assistant professor of biblical preaching in 2007. She has held adjunct faculty positions at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Candler School of Theology in Atlanta and Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga. Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Lewis was associate pastor of worship and education at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville, Ga. She is a member of the American Academy of Religion, Academy of Homiletics and the Society of Biblical Literature, for which she also serves as president for the Upper Midwest Region. She has served as associate editor for the journal Word & World and is in her second term as the chair of the leadership division at Luther Seminary.

Barbara LundbladBarbara Lundblad

Joe R. Engle Professor Emeritus of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, N.Y.

Barbara Kay Lundblad received a B.A. in English from Augustana College, the M.Div. from Yale Divinity School and the D.D. from Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, she served 16 years as a parish pastor in New York City, as well as campus pastor at Lehman College and New York University. She has taught preaching at Yale Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College and in the D.Min. program of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools. In 2007, she served as president of the Academy of Homiletics.

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