Lisa Allen-McLaurin

Artist-in-Residence & Worship Leader

Lisa-Allen-McLaurinRev. Dr. Lisa Allen-McLaurin is an Emmy and Webby-award winning pastor, professor, and public theologian. She is Helmar E. Nielsen professor of church music and worship and oversees the Master of Arts in Liturgical Arts and Culture degree at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and is appointed the coordinator of practical ministries for the Sixth Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. Dr. Allen-McLaurin holds Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees in piano and music education from Millsaps College and the University of Southern Mississippi, and the Master of Divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She is the author of A Womanist Theology of Worship: Liturgy, Justice, and Communal Righteousness (Orbis Books, 2021), Worship Matters! A Collection of Essays on the Practical and Spiritual Discipline of Worship (Creative Publishing, 2015), and Development Comes Before Deliverance: A 9-Week Sermon Series and Bible Study on the Book of Exodus (Creative Publishing, 2018), and is a featured musicologist in the 2015 Emmy-award winning documentary, “Reflect, Reclaim, Rejoice: Preserving the Gift of Black Sacred Music.”