Union Hires Two New Faculty in Homiletics and Worship

Contact: Joey Longley, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu, 419-953-5495
NEW YORK, NY — Union Theological Seminary announced the appointment of two new members of its faculty for the 2016-2017 academic year: Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes and Dr. Lisa L. Thompson.
“We couldn’t be more excited about these two important appointments,” said Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary. “Homiletics and the liturgical life of Union have long been central to our identity and we are honored and thrilled to welcome two scholars and teachers with the excellent credentials that Dr. Carvalhaes and Dr. Thompson bring with them. Cláudio is a preeminent scholar of worship and liturgy, in addition to having a worldwide reputation as a dynamic and enlivening teacher. Dr. Thompson, though early in her scholarly career, has already established a national reputation for excellence as a preacher. Her capacious spirit and intellect will be a blessing to this community. I’m thankful to the search committee, chaired by Dr. Daisy Machado, for their hard and productive work.”
Beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year, Carvalhaes will assume the position left vacant by the retirement in June 2016 of one of his mentors, Professor Janet Walton, as an Associate Professor of Worship, and Thompson will join the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Homiletics.
“Cláudio Carvalhaes will bring energy, passion, intelligence, insights, commitments, compassion and experience to Union,” said Walton. “I am grateful and excited about his appointment to the faculty.”
Carvalhaes, a native of Brazil, earned a Master of Divinity from


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