The Rev. Winnie Varghese, director of justice and reconciliation at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City, will serve as St. Margaret’s Visiting Professor of Women in Ministry during the intensive academic term that begins on June 10.
While she is on campus, Varghese will make guest presentations in several classes and preach and preside in chapel.
Varghese, who blogs at HuffPost, is the former rector of St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery in lower Manhattan. She also served as a chaplain at Columbia University and the University of California at Los Angeles.
“The theological response to the evil humans can do to one another is to stand on the side of the suffering,” she wrote in her book, “Church Meets World.” “Liberation movements look for the action of God there among the powerless.”
Varghese, a native of Texas with family roots in the ancient Mar Thoma church of southwest India, has been a board member of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship and the Episcopal Service Corps. She has served on the church’s Executive Council and is a deputy to General Convention.