Assistant Professor of Preaching & Worship
BM, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, 1990
MDiv, Palmer Theological Seminary, 2010
PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2017
Dr. Catherine E. Williams joined the Lancaster Theological Seminary faculty July 2017. Dr. Williams, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, comes to us from both the academy and the church. She earned a PhD in Homiletics from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2017. Her dissertation focused on developing a distinctive, post-colonial homiletic for Trinidad and Tobago rooted in the indigenous music of calypso. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Westminster Choir College of Rider University, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree. An accomplished musician, she is a teacher of piano and voice. Her teaching experience also includes serving as a graduate instructor and teaching fellow at Princeton Seminary and as an adjunct professor at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, where she earned a Master of Divinity degree. Dr. Williams' ministerial experience includes serving as Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care at Princeton United Methodist Church.