Duke Chapel welcomes several guest preacher to the pulpit this summer. See the Chapel's calendar for a full schedule of worship services, including dates when Chapel Dean Luke A. Powery and other Chapel staff will preach. A recent archive of services is available on the Chapel website and a podcast of sermons is available via Apple Podcasts. For sermons before 2003, see the Duke Chapel Recordings collection.

May 26, 2019 — The Rev. Michael Brown

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A North Carolina native, Dr. Brown was the sixth senior minister of Marble Collegiate Church, one of the largest congregations in New York City. He is the author of six books, including Bottom Line Beliefs and his latest book A Five-Mile Walk, and is a contributing author to eleven others, including 1995's "Great American Preachers" book series.

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June 23, 2019 — The Rev. Pam Driesell

The Rev. Pam Driesell began her ordained ministry in 1999 as the organizing pastor of a new church plant for the Northeast Georgia Presbytery near Athens, Georgia. When that plant chartered as Oconee Presbyterian Church in 2001, Rev. Driesell was called as their first pastor. She served in that capacity until 2010, when she was called as the fourth senior pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. She also presently serves on the board of Columbia Theological Seminary. Rev. Driesell is a graduate of James Madison University, Hollins University, and Princeton Theological Seminary, where she was awarded the James T. Galloway Prize in Expository Preaching.

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July 7, 2019 — The Rev. Katie Crowe

A native of central Wisconsin, the Rev. Katie Crowe is senior pastor of Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church in Durham, where she has served for seven years. Prior to coming to Durham, Rev. Crowe served for eight years as associate minister for local and global mission at First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte.  She received her master of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and her doctorate from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Reformed Christian spirituality.  She and her husband Robby have a four-year old son, Dillon, and two exuberant Boxers.

July 28, 2019 — The Rev. Floyd Thompkins

The Rev. Floyd Thompkins is vice president for  online education and innovation at San Francisco Theological Seminary and director of the Applied Wisdom Institute. He is passionate about facilitating sensitive real-world issues and implementing meaningful, relevant community initiatives to make a positive difference. As associate dean of Memorial Church at Stanford University, Rev. Thompkins founded Black Church, the largest multi-cultural religious gathering on the Stanford campus. In Georgia, he was executive director of the Bower Fund and with Youth Empowerment Today, organizations dedicated to mentoring at-risk youth through middle school, high school, and into college. His awards include the Presidential Award for Community Service from President Bill Clinton, The Benjamin E. Mays Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Edward G. Howel Preaching Award from Princeton Theological Seminary.

August 11, 2019 — The Rev. Dr. Theresa Thames

The Rev. Dr. Theresa S. Thames is the associate dean of religious Llfe and of the chapel at Princeton University. As an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, Dean Thames served as a local pastor in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area for nine years before joining the Office of Religious Life at Princeton. She is a graduate of Howard University with a bachelor of arts in human communication studies, received her master of divinity with a concentration in gender studies from Duke Divinity School and her doctor of ministry from Wesley Seminary. Dean Thames is passionate about the intersections of theology, community, and social justice. 

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