Dr. Heidi Miller Joins Perkins Faculty
Dr. Heidi Miller has joined the Perkins faculty as assistant professor of Christian Worship, effective July 1, 2011.
Miller comes to Perkins from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she was assistant professor and director of the Ministry Inquiry Program. Her teaching has focused in areas of Worship, Spiritual Formation and Direction, Integrative Courses (theology, history, worship, ethics), Leadership Development and Supervision. Miller describes her philosophy of teaching as a commitment to “foster biblically rooted, theologically grounded, historically attentive, and contextually relevant ways to teach Worship."
She earned her B.A. from Goshen College, the Master of Divinity from Eastern Mennonite Seminary, and was awarded the Ph.D. from Catholic University of America after successfully defending her dissertation, The Spiritual Practice of Ritually Enacted Narrative: Expanding Pilgram Marpeck’s Understanding of the Lord’s Supper. She is a licensed Virginia Mennonite Conference minister.
Miller brings a breadth of professional experience to her role as she has served as a counselor, medical social worker, and pastor, in addition to speaking and consulting in the areas of congregational discernment, congregational crisis, leadership, worship, spiritual direction and spiritual formation for congregations, conferences and conventions.
Heidi enjoys jogging, reading, hiking, horseback riding, flower gardening, friends, church architecture, National Public Radio, and theological conversations with her eleven-year-old son.