Professor of Practical Theology in Leipzig (Germany). Degrees in theology and Jewish studies. PhD in homiletics, postdoctoral thesis in liturgics. Experience in teaching and continuing education in church and university contexts.
Assistant Professor Practical Theology at the Protestant Theological University in Groningen, The Netherlands. PhD in homiletics. University lecturer in homiletics and pastoral care. Research includes preaching as pastoral communication; empirical homiletics; preaching and care as practices of faith.
Former president (2016-18)
Brightbill Professor of Preaching and Worship
Bethany Theological Seminary
Richmond, Indiana - USA
In addition to teaching, research interests include: prophetic preaching in postmodernism; homiletics as conflict transformation
Frank A. Thomas currently serves as Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics, Director of the Academy of Preaching and Celebration, and Director of the very first PhD program in African American Preaching at Christian Theological Seminary of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Assistant professor of homiletics in Budapest (Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary). PhD on Rhetorics and Homiletics.
Research interests: contextualized preaching, missional preaching, empirical homiletics, church in the postmodern context.
Reformeed minister in Érdliget and preacher of Christian hope in Christ every Sunday.
Former President (2012-2014)
Doctor of Theology (University of Basel) Professor of Homiletics and Vice Principal, Dean of Post Graduate Studies and External Studies at the Tamilnadu Theological Seminary. Has researched and written extensively on Homiletics from the Underside focusing on the Art of Contextual Preaching and Eco Homiletics. Founder of Ecumenical Center for Homiletic Orientation (ECHO) which promotes Homiletic concerns among the Clergy and Laity. (2009) [photo: Shine, Durham]
Anne Gidion, Treasurer
Director of Ongoing Education for Pastors in the Lutheran Church of Northern Germany (Pastoralkolleg Ratzeburg), special obligations in homiletics, liturgy, ecumenical relations, cultural and political dimensions of theology. Publications and research on the language of liturgy and preaching.
Professor of Practical Theology at the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University. He teaches practical theology and ministry practice to undergraduate students, coordinates the MDiv-program as well as the Post Graduate Diploma in Christian Ministry. His research focuses inter alia on leadership development, congregational studies and homiletics.
Marlene Ringgaard Lorensen
Marlene Ringgaard Lorensen is Professor in Practical Theology with special obligations in homiletics at the University of Copenhagen. Ph.d. in homiletics, co-author of the International Journal of the Homiletics, Visiting scholar at Duke Divinity School in 2012-13, responsible for further and continuing education at the Faculty of Theology in Copenhagen, including Master program in homiletics. Research interest include: preaching as dialogue cf. Dialogical Preaching: Bakhtin, Otherness and Homiletics (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014), encounters between refugees and churches in Denmark and Europe, the tension between politics and preaching and the role of religion in the lives of converting refugees.
Júlio Cézar Adam (born 1972) is a Doctor in Theology (University of Hamburg – 2004), associate professor of Practical Theology and coordinator of the Post-Graduate Program at Faculdades EST, São Leopoldo/ RS, Brazil, has worked and researched focusing on Practical Theology on the following subjects: Liturgy, Homiletics, Spirituality, Social Movements and Liberation Theology, Media, Pop Culture and Youth, and Lived Religion in the Brazilian context.