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Chelsea Yarborough

Chelsea Brooke Yarborough is a doctoral candidate in Homiletics and Liturgics. She has a B.A. in Political Science from Elon University and a M.Div. from Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Chelsea’s research interests include expanding genre in both homiletics and liturgics. She is committed to interrogating normative and traditional ways of thinking about liturgy and exploring black liturgical theology. Her interest in preaching pushes against spatial demarcation for the sacred in order to include a wider canon of worship and preaching expressions. In particular, Chelsea’s work right now is imagining the possibilities of preaching outside of the pulpit by looking at historical Black women who were non-pulpit preachers. She is an ordained minister, a poet, an enneagram enthusiast, and a lover of leadership development. Her motto is "live to love and love to live each day” and is excited to continue her journey of cultivating and engaging curiosity in all that she pursues.