Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson President, Auburn Theological Seminary

The Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson is President of Auburn Theological Seminary in the city of New York, an institution founded in 1818 with a long history of commitment to social causes such as abolition of slavery and women’s rights. Author of "God’s Troublemakers: How Women of Faith are Changing the World" (Continuum, 2006), Henderson is an international leader in theological education. She has pioneered programs for excellence in religious leadership of all faiths and progressive moral leadership in the public square.

Henderson has spearheaded innovative educational programs, ranging from convening CEOs of major American corporations to review the ethics of their business practice; to multifaith women’s organizing; to infusing mainstream media with responsible engaging religious voices; and the gathering of young leaders from war-torn countries to practice conflict resolution and multifaith understanding through Auburn’s flagship youth leadership program, Face to Face/Faith to Faith.

Among her many affiliations, Henderson serves on the boards of the New York Women’s Foundation and the Ghost Ranch Camp and Conference Center. She is a Parish Associate of The First Presbyterian Church in New York City. A native of Louisville, Ky., Henderson is a graduate of the College of Wooster (Phi Beta Kappa) and Union Theological Seminary (NY). Henderson also holds a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City.

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