Lecturer in Christian Ministry
D.Min.: Lancaster Theological Seminary
M.Div.: Eden Theological Seminary
B.A.: Ottawa University
Rev. Dr. Marsha Brown Woodard is an ordained American Baptist Minister and also holds ministrial standing with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She has previously served as Pastor and/or a member of the staff in congregations in Pennsylvania and Missouri. She is also a consultant to churches, religious organizations, and human service organizations in the area of Christian Education and Discipleship, administration, especially church administration.
Dr. Woodard's doctoral work focused on internalized oppression, which is a reasonable response to the inundation of messages that are disempowering and devaluing. Her project utilized a small group that was facilitated through a Midwife Leadership Style that helped African American clergywomen explore these messages. In this participant-centered environment the women were free to share even as if they were gathered around a kitchen table.
Marsha's writings have appeared in various publications, including Church Women magazine, Baptist Leader, and American Baptist Quarterly, as well as in the books Those Preaching Women (Vol. II), Vision of Hope, Can I Get a Witness, Sister to Sister (Vol. 2) and Volume I of Abingdon's African American Preaching series. Her book I was Tired Today was pulished in 2011.