Installation ceremony address by Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems
Dr. Valerie Bridgeman was installed as the dean of Methodist Theological School in Ohio on November 2, 2018.
Dean Bridgeman began serving as dean and vice president for academic affairs July 1. She also serves as associate professor of homiletics and Hebrew Bible at MTSO. She earned a Master of Divinity degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Baylor University in biblical studies, with secondary studies in ethics.
In addition to her work at MTSO, Bridgeman is the founding president and CEO of WomanPreach! Inc., a nonprofit organization bringing preachers to full prophetic voice. An advocate and activist for justice, she is in demand as a speaker and preacher throughout the country.
“Building a Community of Care and Accountability Around Your Life”
Moderated by Dean Valerie Bridgeman, featuring Rev. Dr. Leslie D. Callahan, St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Philadelphia; Dr. Brittney Cooper, Rutgers University; Leslie Marant, attorney in Philadelphia; Rev. Charisse R. Tucker, St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Philadelphia; and Dr. Melanye Price, Rutgers University