The Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall

Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA) (PCUSA)
Organization: Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA

The Rev. Dr. Laura S. Mendenhall is the former president of Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA, and an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She was Columbia's president from 2000 to 2009. She now serves as senior philanthrophy advisor for the Texas Presbyterian Foundation.

Mendenhall's research interests include the role of the sacraments in the life of the church, the use of daily prayer in structuring Christian community, and strategies for faithful proclamation of Christian stewardship.

Education:

B.A., Austin College

M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian Education

M.Div., San Francisco Theological Seminary

D.Min., Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Pastorates:

Pastor, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX, 1991-2000

Co-pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Victoria, TX, 1987-1991

Associate Pastor, Central Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas, 1983-1987

Committees:

Permanent Judicial Commission of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (USA), 1995-2001; moderator, 1999-2001

Committee on Preparation for Ministry, Mission Presbytery, 1989-1995

Church Events:

Preacher, The Protestant Hour/Day1, 2000, 2003

Preacher, General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (USA), 2001

Preacher for various church wide events

Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall

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Do Not Weep for Me

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall is president of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, and a minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Down from the Mountain

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall is president of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, and a minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

The Limitations Imposed by Love

Friday October 24, 2008
The Reverend Dr. Laura Mendenhall is president of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.

Not For Us Alone

Friday October 24, 2008
The Reverend Dr. Laura Mendenhall is president of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.

Born of the Wind

Friday October 24, 2008

Led from Behind

Friday October 24, 2008

The Vulnerability of Love

Friday October 24, 2008

Dealing with Mystery

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall, president of Columbia Theological Seminary, offers a unique examination of the life of Doubting Thomas in a sermon entitled "Dealing with Mystery."

Television by The Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall

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The Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall sits down with author and Day1 host Peter Wallace and discusses the work of Columbia School of Theology in Decatur, GA and her work as President there.