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McCormick Theological Seminary announces the appointment of Rev. Lis Valle as Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Worship.

Rev. Valle will begin teaching during the fall term.

Currently, Rev. Valle is a candidate for the Ph. D. in Homiletics and Liturgics at Vanderbilt University, where she has also studied gender and sexuality. Her dissertation, “The Body as Preacher: Prophetic Performance as Disruptive Preaching,” explores ways in which prophetic preaching as a performance event challenges oppressive systems. Rev. Valle has researched the theology of the sermons of Latina clergy and has provided worship and chaplaincy leadership in interdenominational gatherings of Latina pastors.

McCormick Interim President David Crawford said, "We are thrilled that Lis Valle is coming to McCormick. She is a wonderful scholar with the heart of a dedicated pastor. Her academic work, her work with the church, and her background as both an actor as well as a lawyer have given her a unique voice that we hope she will share with our students and community for years to come. We are all looking forward to having Lis join our amazing faculty.”

An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Valle received a Th. M. in Homiletics from Princeton Theological Seminary and an M. Div. from… more

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