Joni Sancken

joni sancken

Joni Sancken, MDiv ‘04, is associate professor of homiletics at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. She earned her PhD from Toronto School of Theology and her BA from Goshen College. She is an ordained pastor in Mennonite Church USA and is committed to non-violence and conflict resolution. Sancken is passionate about supporting and encouraging pastors. She is the author of several books related to theology of the cross and trauma-aware preaching, including Words That Heal: Preaching Hope to Wounded Souls (Abingdon, 2019) and All Our Griefs to Bear (Herald Press, forthcoming 2022.) Sancken lives in Oakwood, Ohio with her pastor husband, Steve Schumm, and children Maggie and Theodore.

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