Barbara Kay Lundblad received a B.A. in English from Augustana College (1966),an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School (1979), and a D.D. from Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago.
An ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, she served 16 years as a parish pastor in New York City, as well as campus pastor at Lehman College and New York University. She has taught preaching at Yale Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College, and in the D.Min. program of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools. In 2007, she served as president of the Academy of Homiletics.
Her teaching interests include preaching in partnership with the congregation, preaching and social transformation, new forms of preaching, and preaching as an integral part of worship. Dr. Lundblad is currently serving as the President of the Academy of Homiletics and is on the Board of the Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn. She has also served as Pastoral Associate at Advent Lutheran Church in Manhattan, as Co-President of The Network for Inclusive Vision (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) and as a member of the local committee for "One Voice" campaign working for full inclusion of LGBT people in the ELCA. She preaches and leads worship regularly at her home church, Advent Lutheran Church in New York City, and has preached and lectured at many different congregations and educational centers throughout the United States.
Lundblad is the author of two books: Transforming the Stone: Preaching through Resistance to Change and most recently, Marking Time: Preaching Biblical Stories in Present Tense. This recent book is based on the Beecher Lectures which she gave at Yale Divinity School. For over twenty years she has been one of the preachers on the radio program "Day 1" (formerly "The Protestant Hour"). She has given lectures at many seminaries in this country and Canada, as well as a Lutheran World Federation conference in Buenos Aires. A frequent speaker at the Festival of Homiletics, her 2008 lecture, "Jeremiah, Martin and Me," challenged preachers to confront the realities of racism in the United States.
Dr. Lundlad is the keynote speaker for The Christian Faith and LGBT Experience Lecture on Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:00 p.m.