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The Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade

 

The Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade is the Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship at Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, Kentucky.  An ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for 17 years, Leah has served congregations in rural, urban, and suburban settings.  She earned both her MDiv and PhD degrees from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, and completed her dissertation focusing on homiletics and ecological theology.  Her book Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology, and the Pulpit (Chalice Press, 2015) is available at www.chalicepress.com.  Leah has served as an anti-fracking and climate activist, community organizer, and advocate for environmental justice issues, and is a trained workshop leader for Lutherans Restoring Creation.  She is also the “EcoPreacher” blogger for Patheos.com: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/ecopreacher/.