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Styberg Preaching Institute Welcomes Teresa Fry Brown for Preaching Workshop

March 22, 2012

The Styberg Preaching Institute of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary welcomes Rev. Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown for the Drama and Delivery in Preaching workshop April 27-28, 2012. Dr. Fry Brown brings her experience as a speech pathologist, pastor, and homiletician to the workshop, where participants will learn how to improve their language, voice, and movement in preaching. Whether new to preaching or seasoned veterans, participants in this two-day workshop will be equipped to clearly communicate the Gospel to their congregation while keeping them engaged.

A former speech pathologist, Dr. Fry Brown is the Professor of Homiletics at Candler School of Theology at Emory University.  She is ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and currently serves as associate pastor of New Bethel AME Church in Lithonia, Georgia.  Dr. Fry Brown is the author of four books, including Delivering the Sermon: Voice, Body and Animation in Proclamation (Fortress Press, 2008).

“Dr. Fry Brown is a premier practitioner and teacher of preaching,” said Dr. Gennifer Brooks, Director of the Styberg Preaching Institute.  “Her dramatic, poetic style is engaging and inspiring as it offers a substantive message that reaches into the hearts of hearers with the good news of God's transforming grace.  We look forward to welcoming Dr. Fry Brown for this two-day workshop in April.”

Prior to the workshop, participants are encouraged to read Dr. Fry Brown’s book, Delivering the Sermon: Voice, Body and Animation in Proclamation. Registration cost is $100 and includes lunch for both days. A limited number of full scholarships for the registration fee are available, especially for those on minimum salary.  For more information or to register, go to or contact Dr. Gennifer Brooks at or 847.866.3888.

Named for its benefactors, Ernest and Bernice Styberg, the Styberg Preaching Institute resolves to assist Christian leaders in the development of theological and practical disciplines necessary to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ faithfully to contemporary cultures. It represents Garrett-Evangelical’s partnership with the church by preparing persons for vital, effective Christian preaching.

Garrett-Evangelical, founded in 1853, is a graduate school of theology related to The United Methodist Church. Located on the campus of Northwestern University, the seminary serves more than 500 students from many denominations and various cultural backgrounds, fostering an atmosphere of ecumenical interaction. Garrett-Evangelical creates bold leaders through master of divinity, master of arts, master of theological studies, doctor of philosophy and doctor of ministry degrees. Its 4,500 living alumni serve church and society around the world.