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Nancy stands at a light brown podium with small black microphone. She wears a white robe and red stole, with a gold medal around her neck.Nancy Victorin-Vangerud (MDiv, PhD) retired in August 2021 from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN, after 14 years as the University Chaplain and Director of the Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice. She also retired from itinerant ordained ministry in the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. This past winter, Feb. 28th, she gave the annual Susan Draper White Lecture in Women's Studies and Religion at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, St. Paul, MN. The title of her lecture was "Re-Soil/ing the New Jerusalem: Dream-Reading Revelation (22:2) and Women's Speculative Fiction for Futures that Feed Us." Posted 04.25.22


Mary McClintock Fulkerson (PhD) is professor emerita of theology at Duke Divinity School and an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).   She completed her B.M. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master of divinity degree at Duke University, and earned her Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University. She began teaching at Duke in 1983 and was the longest serving member of the faculty at the time of her retirement in 2019.  An outstanding scholar and teacher, Mary broke new ground in theology's approach to and understanding of gender, race, and disability. Her work is published in journals such as Journal of the American Academy of Religion, the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, and Modern Theology. She is also the author of Changing the Subject: Women’s Discourses and Feminist Theology and Places of Redemption: Theology for a Worldly Church.  Posted 10.12.20


The Reverend Kenneth S. Robinson, (MDiv) is a native of Nashville, TN. He holds a bachelor of arts, cum laude, from Harvard University; a doctor of medicine degree from Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Robinson has served as pastor and chief executive of St. Andrew AME Church in Memphis, Tennessee, since 1991. He practiced and taught internal medicine at Vanderbilt for 10 years and served for 12 years as an assistant dean at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He founded The Works, a nonprofit organization that partners with United Way to impact lives in the Memphis area. A lifelong advocate for improving the health of the public, Dr. Robinson served as Tennessee's first African-American Commissioner of Health under Governor Phil Bredesen. Last February he became president and CEO of the United Way of the Mid-South.  Posted 10.12.20