Jessicah Krey Duckworth joined the Luther Seminary community in 2011 as assistant professor of congregational and community care leadership. Prior to coming to Luther, Duckworth served as assistant professor of Christian formation at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. from 2008-2011.
Ordained in 2005, Duckworth served as associate pastor at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Doylestown, Penn. for nearly two years. Prior to ordination she interned at N-Street Village, a faith-based nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. and explored urban ministry in congregations in Philadelphia as the Urban Concentration Coordinator for the Lutheran Theological Seminary.
Duckworth earned her B.A. degree in American Studies from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. (1999). She earned her M.Div. degree from The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and completed her Ph.D. degree in practical theology with an emphasis on Christian education at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, N.J. (2009).
Her research and teaching experiences include cultivating communities of care, foundations of pastoral care, equipping congregational care givers, teaching and learning in Christian education, teaching the Bible, forming faithful adults in congregations, leading formation in congregations, history and practice of confirmation and pop culture and Christian formation.