Meet The Mentors
The vision for Backstory Preaching® woke the Rev’d Dr. Lisa Cressman up in the middle of the night, and she’s been trying to keep up with the Holy Spirit ever since. She is Backstory Preaching’s founder and steward, sharing insights from nearly 25 years as an Episcopal priest, preacher, and spiritual director.
She is the author of Backstory Preaching: Integrating Life, Spirituality, and Craft (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2018), and Craft an Effective Sermon by Friday, (www.backstorypreaching.com), a preaching instructor and speaker, and assisting priest at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Houston, Texas. Lisa is a trained spiritual director and Certified Daring Way® Facilitator, holds a BS in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin, an M.Div. from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA., and a D.Min. in Practical Theology from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, IN.
Her hope for you is simple but profound: that you will preach with your whole life.
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Reverend Micah Jackson is a Backstory Preaching mentor and the John Elbrige Hines Associate Professor of Preaching at Seminary of the Southwest. He is a Certified Daring Way Facilitator.
The Rev. Catherine Caimano ('Father Cathie') is an Episcopal priest who has served parishes in New York City, Durham, NC, and Wichita, KS, as well as on the staff of Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry while he was Bishop of North Carolina. She has offered over 800 sermons and considers preaching to be central to her ministry. Today she is a Free Range Priest who explores 21st century ministry within and beyond the congregation, including at Backstory Preaching. You can find more of her thoughts at Free Range Priest.
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