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Post-Pandemic Preaching
Post-Pandemic Preaching

Wed, Feb 01



Post-Pandemic Preaching

The Rev. Peter J. M. Henry, Ph.D., Pastor, Davidson College Presbyterian Church (NC)

Time & Location

Feb 01, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, most preaching texts approached the sermon as if it was an isolated event that was offered in a vacuum. But the pandemic impacted and changed so many professions. Preaching is no different. Some churches are now online every Sunday. Others are on the radio. Still others are using insights from online worship to alter what they learned during the pandemic. Peter will explore some of these insights and changes, including opening space for participants to talk about their lessons learned as post-pandemic preachers.

Facilitator: The Rev. Peter J. M. Henry, Ph.D., Pastor, Davidson College Presbyterian Church (NC)

Peter Henry became pastor of Davidson College Presbyterian Church  in July 2019, moving from Grosse Pointe Memorial Church located in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. Peter had served as the head of staff of that 1,200 member PCUSA congregation since 2007. Prior to Grosse Pointe Memorial, Peter served as Interim Associate Pastor at Nassau Presbyterian Church (Princeton, NJ) and Associate Pastor for Youth at Myers Park Presbyterian (Charlotte, NC).

Peter earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in 1992. He also holds a master’s degree of divinity, a master’s of theology and homiletics, and a Ph.D. in practical theology – homiletics from Princeton Theological Seminary. ​

Peter is married to Shawn Samuelson Henry, a teacher, published playwright, novelist and short story author. They have 3 children, two of whom are in college and one of whom is in high school. Peter enjoys the greenways and open spaces of the Lake Norman area and is currently training for a sprint triathlon.

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