UTI Annual Lecture and Worship Celebration continues TONIGHT, Tuesday, Sept. 20
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
featuring lecturer and preacher
The Rev. Dr. Marsha Brown Woodard
Director of Supervised Ministries at Palmer Theological Seminary, the Seminary of Eastern University, St. Davids, PA
11:15 am Lecture
The Brossman Center of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, 7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119
7:00 pm Evening Worship
Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2800 W. Cheltenham Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19150
The Reverend Dr. Marsha Brown Woodard currently serves as the Director of Supervised Ministries at Palmer Theological Seminary, the Seminary of Eastern University, in St. Davids, PA. A native of St. Louis, Dr. Brown Woodard is an author and has served as a pastor and on the pastoral staff of congregations in Missouri and Pennsylvania. She serves as Recording Secretary for the Baptist Pastors and Ministers Conference of Philadelphia and Vicinity, is Director of Christian Education for PEKBA (Pennsylvania Eastern Keystone Baptist Association), and is Vice-President for the Main Line Black Interdenominational Ministers Alliance. Dr. Woodard earned her BA from Ottawa University, her MDiv from Eden Theological Seminary, and her DMin from Lancaster Theological Seminary. She holds ministerial standing with the American Baptist Churches USA and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She serves as Senior Associate Minister at Saints Memorial Baptist Church, Bryn Mawr, PA.
An offering will be received at both events to support The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Sr. Endowed Chair in African American Studies.
Read Dr. Brown Woodard’s extended biography:
The Rev. Dr. Marsha Brown Woodard is a graduate of Ottawa University (Ottawa, Kansas BA in Sociology) and Eden Theological Seminary (Webster Groves, Missouri Masters of Divinity). She received the Doctor of Ministry degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster, PA. The title of her dissertation was “Birthing the Birthright: Midwife Leadership Style With African American Clergywomen.”
Dr. Woodard currently serves as the Director of Supervised Ministries at Palmer Theological Seminary, the Seminary of Eastern University, in St. Davids, PA. In this position, she provides leadership for the congregational and clinical internship programs of the seminary. She also serves as a lecturer in Christian Ministry, and academic advisor
Dr. Woodard also serves as “Resident Chaplain” for the Biblical Institute of the Zion Baptist Church of Ambler, PA. She is heard each Wednesday on “Moments of Meditation,” a broadcast aired on WNAP, Gospel Highway 11. She has served as pastor or as a member of the pastoral staffs of congregations in Missouri and Pennsylvania. Dr. Woodard has also served on the staffs of the Philadelphia Baptist Association (PBA), the American Baptist Churches of the South (ABCOTS), and the Board of Educational Ministry for American Baptist Churches, USA.
Dr. Woodard has preached and conducted workshops, seminars, and retreats throughout the United States as well as in Africa. She is the author of I Was Tired Today and, coming soon, I Choose To Thrive. She is the editor of Making Sense of Your Faith, and has written articles, bible studies, church school, and vacation bible school curriculums as well as conference and retreat resources. Her sermons and meditations have been included in Christian Citizen Magazine, the Women in Ministry Resource for American Baptist Churches Women in Ministry, Those Preaching Women, Volume 2, The Abingdon African American Preaching Library, Volume 1, as well as other books and publications.
Rev. Woodard currently serves as Recording Secretary for the Baptist Pastors and Ministers Conference of Philadelphia and Vicinity, is Director of Christian Education for PEKBA (Pennsylvania Eastern Keystone Baptist Association), and Vice-President for the Main Line Black Interdenominational Ministers Alliance. She is a member of the Commission on Ministry of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA). Dr. Woodard is a member of the Main Line Black Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and serves as its Vice President. She also serves as Vice President of NewCORE (New Conversations on Race and Ethnicity), as 1st Vice Moderator for the Region Board for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in PA, as well as being a member of other boards and committees both locally and nationally.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Woodard was licensed and ordained by the Antioch Baptist Church. In addition to her ministerial standing with American Baptist Churches USA, she also has ministerial standing with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She is a member of the Saints Memorial Baptist Church in Bryn Mawr, where she serves as Senior Associate.