Lauren Winner, Episcopal priest, author, and assistant professor of Christian Spirituality at Duke Divinity School, will be the keynote speaker at ChapToR 2014, February 6–8 at the New Orleans Marriott, where the theme will be “The Nine Lives of School Chaplains.”
ChapToR is the annual conference for Episcopal and independent school chaplains and teachers of religion cosponsored by NAES and the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE).
Dr. Winner writes and lectures widely on Christian practice, the history of Christianity in America, and Jewish-Christian relations.
Her books include Girl Meets God, Mudhouse Sabbath, Real Sex, a study of household religious practice in 18th-century Virginia, A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith, published by Yale University Press in the fall of 2010, and, most recently, Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis.
Dr. Winner’s research has been supported by numerous institutions, including Monticello, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, and the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University.
Dr. Winner has appeared on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and has served as a commentator on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” She has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, Publishers Weekly, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today, and her essays have been included in several volumes of The Best Christian Writing. She is a priest associate at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Durham and a member of the board of the Episcopal Preaching Foundation.