With over a decade of ministry experience in preaching and creative worship leadership, Sigmon entered the PhD program at Vanderbilt University to further pursue her teaching and research interests in homiletics, liturgics and practical theology. Her research interests include the role of lament in worship—both as a homiletical method and communal liturgical act—as well as a method of homiletics that is organic, local, and sustainable in the mass-mediated homiletical age. In the area of practical theology, Sigmon has particular research interest in the female body as the site of theological construction and deconstruction. Sigmon has a broad background in ecclesial worshiping communities that informs all of her research interest: from Roman Catholic to evangelical non-denominational and the Stone-Campbell Movement. Sigmon is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) committed to teaching and researching for the healing and wholeness of the broad Christian movement through varied and best local worship practices.