Catherine E. Williams, PhD, starts July 1 as Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship at Lancaster Seminary.
Dr. Williams, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, comes to us from both the academy and the church. She recently earned a PhD in Homiletics from Princeton Theological Seminary. Her dissertation focused on developing a distinctive, post-colonial homiletic for Trinidad and Tobago rooted in the indigenous music of calypso. 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.
Lancaster Seminary President Dr. Carol E. Lytch, in announcing the appointment of Dr. Williams, said, "I believe our community will be richly blessed with the teaching, ministry, and vibrant presence of Dr. Williams."