Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program
Year Started at PTS: 2023




  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University / Religion; Homiletics and Liturgics
  • M.A., Vanderbilt University / Religion; Homiletics and Liturgics
  • M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Westminster College / Industrial Relations; Humanities

Church Association

Ordination: PC(USA), Minister of Word and Sacrament


Areas of Specialty

  • Liturgy and Worship
  • Homiletics
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Theological Education
  • Feminist Scholarship


Professional Societies

  • Academy of Homiletics
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • American Academy of Religion
  • North American Academy of Liturgy (Visitor)
  • International Association of Women Ministers


  • 2020: National Clergy Renewal Grant, Lilly Endowment Inc.
  • 2013: Field Education Supervisor of the Year, Vanderbilt Divinity School
  • 1996: John T. Galloway Preaching Award, Princeton Theological Seminary

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Oxford University Press Celebrates Women’s History Month by promoting a collection of thought-provoking book chapters from across the Arts and Humanities in a Women's History Month marketing campaign. Dr. Giver-Johnston's book, Claiming the Call to Preach: Four Female Pioneers of Preaching in Nineteenth Century America has been featured in the campaign, with her chapter about Jarena Lee available for free until the end of May. You can access it here.