This webinar with Kimberly Wagner occurred on April 28, 2020. Watch the recording below, or go back to our Past Webinars page to view more webinars.
About the Webinar:
With the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are navigating new and challenging waters as we move through this prolonged, collective traumatic event. The pandemic has required ministerial leaders to care for and worship with their congregations in novel ways. In our time together, we will explore the nature of trauma, its impact on individuals and communities, and think about the unique features of this pandemic as a traumatic event. Then, with these understandings, we will think together about how we might best preach and minister in the midst of and in response to this COVID-19 traumatic reality.
About the Speaker:
Rev. Dr. Kimberly Wagner currently serves as the Assistant Professor of Homiletics in the Axel Jacob and Gerda Maria (Swanson) Carlson Chair of Homiletics at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC). She received her MDiv from Candler School of Theology at Emory University and is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Kimberly’s work is preaching and trauma, thinking about how those in the pulpit might respond to experiences of collective trauma. When not teaching, preaching, or writing, Kimberly enjoys attending Chicago theater, exploring the city, and walking along the lakefront with her dog, Toby.