Student Preacher Sunday

Student Preacher Sunday

On Sunday, February 25, 2024, we will continue our tradition of having an undergraduate student preach for our 11:00 a.m. worship service.

Maybe you've never thought about preaching at the Chapel, but you feel strangely compelled to give voice to what the Spirit of God is stirring in you. Perhaps you have considered what it would be like to preach in the pulpit at Duke Chapel. Or maybe you are just curious what it feels like to write a sermon.

Regardless of what motivates you to consider this opportunity, we hope you will consider applying to be the student preacher for this year. To apply, please submit your sermon manuscript to the Rev. Bruce Puckett by Friday, January 19, 2024.

The sermon should be based on one or more of these texts.

  • Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
  • Psalm 22:23-31
  • Romans 4:13-25
  • Mark 8:31-38 or Mark 9:2-9

Recent Student Preachers

2023 Student Preacher

Erin Dickerson
Resting in the Lord
March 5, 2023
Psalm 121
Watch the sermon

2022 Student Preacher

Joy Reeves
Little Ponds
March 27, 2022
2 Corinthians 5:16–21
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2021 Student Preacher

Tatayana Richardson
Surrendering in the Chaos
February 21, 2021
Hebrews 5:5–10
Watch the sermon

2020 Student Preacher

Liddy Grantland
God of the Valley
February 23, 2020
Matthew 17:1-9
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2019 Student Preacher

2018 Student Preacher

D.J. Chatelaine III
Beware of Darkness
April 8, 2018
1 John 1:1-2:2

2017 Student Preacher

Katie Becker
Crying with Jesus
April 2, 2017
Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 11:1-45