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Michelle Whitlock

Michelle Whitlock

Liturgical Studies

Rev. Michelle Whitlock (ABD) is an ordained elder in the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church. A trained vocalist, she holds a master of sacred music and master of music education from Southern Methodist University and Perkins School of Theology. She also received a master of divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary. Rev. Whitlock specializes in intergenerational liturgy, practical theology, communal narrative and United Methodist theology. Her dissertation is tentatively titled “Intergenerational Liturgy in The United Methodist Church: A Practical Theology.” Rev. Whitlock is an experienced workshop leader, liturgy writer, musician, preacher and pastoral leader. She serves as an associate consultant and contributor for the Worship Design Studio under Dr. Marcia McFee. Rev. Whitlock lives with her husband and 6 year-old daughter in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. She is serving part-time at Waverly United Methodist while writing her dissertation and expects to graduate in May of 2019. Her complete CV is available upon request.

Papers and Publications

Invited chapter in a five book series edited by Mark Lamport and Melanie Ross. “Generational Dynamics and Worship” in Book 3: Sociological Constructs of Engaging Worship, anticipated publication in 2022.

“Practicing Liturgy: One Performance, Infinite Rehearsals” Paper presented at the North American Academy of Liturgy, Liturgical Hermeneutics Seminar, Vancouver, BC, January 2018.

Review of In Their Own Words: Slave Life and the Power of Spirituals, by Eileen Guenther in Pan Pipes 109, no. 4 (Summer 2017): 25. 

“Community Prayer Stations: Creating a tool for reconciliation and unity” in Worship Arts 61, no. 4 (2016): 17-19.