Heather Murray Elkins, Ph.D.

Heather is a professor of worship, preaching, and the arts at The Theological School of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.

She is a graduate of Prescott College (B.A.), the University of Arizona (M.A.), Duke University (M.Div.), and Drew University (Ph.D). In addition to numerous articles in academic journals and church publications, she is the author of The Holy Stuff of Life and Worshiping Women: Re-forming God’s People for Praise. She is a contributing editor for Wising Up: Ritual Resources for Women of Faith and Pulpit, Table, and Song.

Many of Professor Elkins’ essays, poems, and sermons are available in denominational publications, such as Lectionary Homiletics, Weavings, and Storyteller’s Companion to the Bible.

She is an ordained elder in the West Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and served as a pastor, a truck stop chaplain, university minister, and an academic dean.

Her husband, William Wesley, is also a pastor and adjunct professor.