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Eunjoo Kim (Eun J. Lee)

Charles G. Finney Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics

Eunjoo Mary Kim

 Eunjoo Mary Kim is the Charles G. Finney Chair, Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Prior to coming to Vanderbilt in 2022, she was the Norman E. Peck Chair, Professor of Preaching and Communication at Iliff School of Theology.

 Dr. Kim is the author of Preaching the Presence of God: A Homiletic from an Asian American Perspective (Judson Press, 1999) and Women Preaching: Theology and Practice through the Ages (Pilgrim Press, 2004). She is also the author of Preaching in an Age of Globalization (Westminster Knox Press, 2010) and Christian Preaching and Worship in Multicultural Contexts (Liturgical Press, 2017). She is the editor of the special issue, “Multicultural Worship: Theory and Practice,” of the Journal Religions (2022) and coeditor of Women, Church, and Leadership: New Paradigms (Wipf and Stock, 2012). Professor Kim is a recipient of the 2022-2023 Louisville Institute Sabbatical Grant for Researchers. The title of her grant book project is Preaching Jesus: Postcolonial Approaches.

Kim's scholarly concern is developing the theology and method of preaching and worship relevant to contemporary cultural contexts. Her current research interests include postcolonial and multicultural approaches to preaching and worship and preaching social and ethical issues such as race, gender, sexuality, immigration, disability, and ecojustice. 

An ordained Presbyterian minister, Kim served local churches and has worked on various Presbytery committees.