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 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.
Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching and the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary
Karoline M. Lewis is the author of SHE: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry (including an accompanying facilitator guide, participant guide, and DVD) and John: Fortress Biblical Preaching commentaries. She was one of the 100 religious scholars in the United States to contribute to the Values and Voices Campaign (valuesand voices.com). Her current project is on embodiment and leadership.
Lewis holds degrees from Northwestern University (B.A.), Luther Seminary (M.Div.), and Emory University (Ph.D.). She is a regular preacher/presenter at the Festival of Homiletics and leads conferences, workshops, and retreats internationally on the Gospel of John, the New Testament, interpreting the Bible, preaching leadership, and women in ministry. She is a contributing writer for WorkingPreacher.org, author of the site's Dear Working Preacher column, and co-host of the site's weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave.
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.