Beverly Zink-Sawyer, the Samuel Newell Jr. Professor of Preaching and Worship, will give Princeton Theological Seminary's annual Women in Church and Ministry Lecture on Thursday, February 23 at 7 p.m. Her lecture is entitled "Divine Dreamers: Feminist Religious Imagination and the Shaping of the American Church."
Zink-Sawyer, a 1979 M.Div. graduate of Princeton Seminary, earned a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. from Dickinson College. Her focus is on the interaction of homiletics and American religious history with particular attention to women’s preaching. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), she served churches in Pennsylvania and Tennessee for fifteen 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 (Westminster John Knox Press, 2003). She was a Lilly Faculty Fellow of the Association of Theological Schools for 2000–2001.