Richard W. Voelz is an Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA. Formerly, he served as Senior Minister of the Johns Creek Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), an Open & Affirming congregation in metro Atlanta, Georgia. He has over a decade of ministry experience in various contexts and continues to be a frequent preacher and speaker. A graduate of Vanderbilt University's Graduate Department of Religion with the PhD in Homiletics and Liturgics, Dr. Voelz brings expertise and scholarly interest in contemporary homiletic theory, preaching and youth, pastoral identity, and preaching in the Stone-Campbell Movement. Rich is the author of Youthful Preaching in the Lloyd John Ogilvie Institute of Preaching Series (Cascade, 2016) and Tending the Tree of Life: Preaching and Worship through Reproductive Loss and Adoption in the Guides to Parish Ministry Series (2nd ed., Energion, 2018). He was a contributing editor for The Living Pulpit (Chalice, 2018).