Beverly A. Zink-Sawyer

Samuel W. Newell, Jr. Professor of Preaching and Worship

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Phone: 804.278.4307

Location: Richmond

Department: Practical Theology


Vanderbilt University, Ph.D.

Princeton Theological Seminary, M.Div.

Dickinson College, B.A.



Zink-Sawyer focuses on the interaction of homiletics and American religious history with particular attention to women’s preaching. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), she served churches in Pennsylvania and Tennessee for 15 years and has served on committees at the presbytery and synod levels. She is editor of the Abingdon Women’s Preaching Annual and author of From Preachers to Suffragists: Women’s Rights and Religious Conviction in the Lives of Three Nineteenth-Century American Clergywomen. She was a Lilly Faculty Fellow of the Association of Theological Schools for 2000–2001.

Books & Publications

Faculty Speaking Engagements and Events


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"Bewildered . . .but Not Lost"

Preaching at Anderson Auditorium, 10:30am
Montreat Conference Center, Montreat, NC