Conference Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Gail RicciutiGail Anderson Ricciuti is an associate professor of homiletics at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (CRCDS) in Rochester, N.Y. She has earned degrees from the University of Puget Sound and Princeton Theological Seminary, and holds an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Keuka College. Ricciuti served for 25 years as a parish pastor (23 of those pioneering in co-pastoral models with her husband Anthony), with congregations in Massillon, Ohio and Byron, N.Y.—including from 1983 to 1998, at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church in Rochester. She is co-author of the two-volume Birthings and Blessings: Liberating Worship Services for the Inclusive Church, and is currently collaborating on a book on what preachers might learn from artists. Ricciuti is a frequent contributor to Lectionary Homiletics, and has also written for Feasting on the Word and Feasting on the Gospels.


Barbara MooreBarbara Moore is faculty associate for preaching and practical theology and director of the program for study of women and gender in church and society at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, N.Y. Moore is passionate about the research, writing and delivery of sermons in an ecumenical setting. She is currently considering the invitation to formally publish her sermons and working on an Advent sermon series. Barbara works with both masters of divinity and doctoral students at CRCDS.