Lisa Weaver Named Assistant Professor of Worship

Lisa Weaver Named Assistant Professor of Worship

April 10, 2018—The Board of Trustees for Columbia Theological Seminary voted unanimously today to appoint Ms. Lisa M. Weaver as Assistant Professor of Worship. Ms. Weaver, a Ph.D. candidate in Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology at The Catholic University of America, will defend her dissertation in the fall of 2018. Her appointment is effective January 1, 2019.

“We are very excited to welcome Ms. Weaver to the Columbia faculty. She brings fresh and relevant scholarship, remarkable gifts for teaching, facility with a diversity of liturgical traditions, and extensive pastoral experience,” said Christine Roy Yoder, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. “We look forward to serving with and learning from her in the years ahead.”

Ms. Weaver holds degrees from CUNY/Bernard M. Baruch College (B.A.), Columbia University Teachers College (M.A.), Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (M.Div.), and The Catholic University of America (M.Phil.). She was awarded the Hudnut Award for Excellence in Preaching while at Union Theological Seminary.

Ms. Weaver has served as a Teaching Fellow and Adjunct Instructor at The Catholic University of America, and as Adjunct Instructor at Howard University Divinity School. She currently serves as a Visiting Scholar at Calvin College and a Worship Grants Advisory Board Member at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Ms. Weaver is also a liturgical consultant for The African American Ecumenical Hymnal project (GIA Publications).

Ms. Weaver was ordained in 2000 by the American Baptist Churches U.S.A., and served in various pastoral roles at Trinity Baptist Church in Bronx, NY through 2008.

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