The Rev. Dr. Joni Sancken

Joni Sancken, PhD, of Oakwood, Ohio, is Professor of Homiletics at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, where she also oversees the Preaching Seminar.

She previously served as Assistant Professor of Preaching and Practical Theology at Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg, Virginia. An ordained minister in Mennonite Church USA, she has served as a pastor in Indiana and Pennsylvania.

She is the author of several books reflecting a theological and interdisciplinary approach to preaching. Her recent work related to trauma and resilience includes Words that Heal: Preaching Hope to Wounded Souls (Abingdon, 2019) and All Our Griefs to Bear: Responding With Resilience After Collective Trauma (Herald, November 2022). Her interests include theological approaches to preaching, women preachers, preaching about the cross and resurrection and preaching in a context of trauma.

We are excited to welcome Dr. Sancken to Preaching Grace 2023.