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LPI Project Directors
LPI Co-Director, Eileen Campbell-Reed: Visiting Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, Eileen is also founder and host of Three Minute Ministry Mentor, a weekly video, blog and podcast providing resources that inform and inspire the practice of ministry, and author of Pastoral Imagination: Bringing the Practice of Ministry to Life (Fortress, 2021), which explores how ministry is cultivated across time, through embodiment and relationships, and in encounters with the holy.
LPI Co-Director, Christian Scharen: A practical theologian and pastor at St. Lydia’s Dinner Church in Brooklyn, NY, Scharen was ordained a pastor in the ELCA in 2001. He holds the Ph.D. in religion from Emory University. His most recent book, Someone Has To Care: The Roots and Hip-Hop’s Prophetic Calling focuses on the Roots (of Tonight Show fame).
LPI Associate Director, Catrina Ciccone: She stewards the contextual learning components of the MDivX Project at Luther Seminary, a contextually-embedded, accelerated pathway to an MDiv. She delights in supporting both students and supervisors in their learning. Catrina’s doctoral dissertation is a theological ethnography exploring resurrection among three congregations in St. Paul, each birthed in response to the deep woundedness the white Christendom Church has inflicted upon its own people.