Christine Parton Burkett

Consulting Faculty


0050 A Langford

Duke Divinity School
Box 90968
Durham, NC 27708

Christine Parton Burkett has served as the lecturing fellow in speech at Duke Divinity School in Durham, N.C., since 1991. In this role, she has worked with seminary students across Christian traditions to encourage their strengths and identify areas for growth, focusing especially—but not exclusively—on excellence in full-bodied delivery. She has been a featured presenter at more than one hundred retreats, workshops and conferences for clergy around the United States and in Canada, and she regularly coaches clergy and lay worship leaders using tools that she has created including reader’s theater, choric readings, and biblical story-telling. Her writing on preaching, scripture reading, and other forms of public proclamation has been featured in publications such as Faith & Leadership and The Concise Encyclopedia of Preaching (1994). She holds degrees in theater and speech language pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.