Rev. Catherine Williams: Her New Job

Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Catherine Williams, celebrated as a recipient of the Women of Color scholarship program and newly appointed as Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship at Lancaster Theological Seminary. She has been Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care here at Princeton United Methodist Church.


She completed her Ph.D. program in homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary. A Forum for Theological Exploration Doctoral Fellow and Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellow, Williams’ work focused on non-mainstream preaching and bringing it into conversation with traditional preaching. She wrote about developing a distinctive, post-colonial homiletic for Trinidad and Tobago rooted in the indigenous music of calypso.

Catherine graduated summa cum laude graduate from Westminster Choir College of Rider University, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree. An accomplished musician, she is a teacher of piano and voice.

Her teaching experience also includes serving as a graduate instructor and teaching fellow at Princeton Seminary and as an adjunct professor at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, where she earned a Master of Divinity degree.

Lancaster Seminary President Dr. Carol E. Lytch, in announcing the appointment, said, “I believe our community will be richly blessed with the teaching, ministry, and vibrant presence of Dr. Williams.”