Professor of practical theology and pastoral counseling, Columbia Theological Seminary
The Rev. Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes is a professor of practical theology and pastoral counseling at Columbia Theological Seminary. Walker-Barnes, who previously served at McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University, uses an interdisciplinary approach in her teaching and research, drawing upon pastoral theology, womanist/feminist theology, cultural studies and the social sciences. She is the author of the book, "Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength."
Walker-Barnes also previously taught at Shaw University Divinity School in Raleigh, North Carolina; the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and the University of Florida.
She holds bachelor's degrees in psychology and African-American/African studies from Emory University; a master's and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Miami; and an M.Div. from Duke Divinity School.
The Vital Worship, Vital Preaching Grants Program at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship is designed to foster, strengthen and sustain well-grounded worship in congregations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Two streams of grants are offered: to teacher-scholars and to worshiping communities.
Grant proposal due date options include October 15, 2023, or February 15 or June 15, 2024.