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NAAL Seminars

2019 Academy Committee

2019 Academy Committee (L-R): Taylor W. Burton-Edwards, Secretary, Gennifer Brooks, Vice President; Melinda Quivik, Past President; Bruce Morrill, President; Lisa Weaver, Delegate for Seminars; Kristine Suna-Koro, Delegate for Membership; Anne Yardley, Treasurer

Seminar Convener GuidelinesSeminar Assessment Form

The following is a list of ongoing seminars. Click on the name of the convener to send an email. Click on the name of the seminar to get more information and notes from past meetings.


The Advent Project
The Rev'd Dr. Elise A. Feyerherm     
Waltham, MA  02452
[email protected]
Christian Initiation
Diana Dudoit Raiche
Associate Professor of Theology
University of Dallas 1845 East Northgate Dr.
Irving, Texas 75062-4736
[email protected]

Ecology and Liturgy
Lisa Dahill

California Lutheran University
[email protected]



Critical Theories and Liturgical Studies
Kim Belcher

130 Malloy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

[email protected]


Environment and Art
Martin V. Rambusch
Rambusch Decorating Company
160 Cornelison Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304
[email protected]

Eucharistic Prayer and Theology
Carl Rabbe
3260 W 98th St.
Evanston, IL 60805
[email protected]

Exploring Contemporary and Alternative Worship
The Rev. Dr. Nelson Cowan
[email protected]

Feminist Studies in Liturgy
Dr. Marcia McFee
The Worship Design Studio

[email protected]

Formation in Liturgical Prayer
Patricia Hughes
Diocese of Dallas
2929 Wycliff Avenue, Apartment 2209
Dallas, TX  75219-2651

[email protected]

Modern History of Worship
Katharine E. Harmon

Marian Univeristy

Indianapolis, IN 46222

[email protected]

Kent Burreson, Interim Convener
2500 Hartland Ave. Saint Louis, MO 63114-63114

[email protected]

Issues in Medieval Liturgy

Daniel DiCenso
College of the Holy Cross

1 College Street

Worcester, MA 01610

[email protected]


Liturgical Hermeneutics
Sonja Keren Pilz

[email protected]


Liturgical Language
Rhodora Beaton
Aquinas Institute of Theology
St. Louis, MO 63108
[email protected]

Liturgical Music
Heather Josselyn-Cranson, OSL
Sister Margaret William McCarthy Endowed Chair of Music
Regis College
225 Wellesley St.

Weston, MA 02493

[email protected]



Liturgical Theology
Melanie Ross
Yale Divinity School
405 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

[email protected]

Liturgy and Culture
Nathaniel Marx, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sacramental and Liturgical Theology
Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology
200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, IN 47577
(812) 357-6839
[email protected]

Problems in the Early History of Liturgy
James Sabak, O.F.M.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Community
11401 Leesville Road
Raleigh, NC 27613
[email protected]

Queering Liturgy
W. Scott Haldeman
The Chicago Theological Seminary
5757 S. University Ave
Chicago IL 60637
[email protected]

The Word in Worship
Timothy Leitzke
Trinity Lutheran Church
201 Washington St
Valparaiso, IN 46383
[email protected]

Seminar on the Way: Liturgical Perspectives
the Lutheran/Roman Catholic Dialog

John Baldovin
Professor of Historical & Liturgical Theology
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Chestnut Hill, MA
[email protected]

Thomas Schattauer
Professor of Liturgics & Dean of the Chapel
Wartburg Theological Seminary
Dubuque, IA

[email protected]

Liturgy and Comparative Theology
The Rev. James W. Farwell, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology and Liturgy
Virginia Theological Seminary
Alexandria, VA
[email protected]