Rev. Dr. Marsha Brown Woodard

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The Reverend Dr. Marsha Brown Woodard currently serves as Director of Supervised Ministries, Academic Advisor and Senior Lecturer in Christian Ministry at Palmer Theological Seminary, the Seminary of Eastern University, in St. Davids, PA. She currently serves as Director of Christian Education for PEKBA (Pennsylvania Eastern Keystone Baptist Association), Recording Secretary for the Baptist Pastors and Ministers Conference of Philadelphia and Vicinity, and Vice-President of the Mainline Black Interdenominational Ministers Alliance. She also serves as Vice-President of NewCORE (New Conversations on Race and Ethnicity, as well as serving as a member of other boards and committees.

Dr. Woodard has preached and conducted workshops, seminars and retreats throughout the United States as well as in Africa. Her sermons have been included in numerous publications; she is the author of “I Was Tired Today”, and “I Choose To Thrive”.

Dr. Woodard is a member of the Saints Memorial Baptist Church in Bryn Mawr, where she serves as Associate Pastor.


Graduate of Ottawa University (Ottawa, Kansas), Eden Theological Seminary (Webster Groves, Missouri) and Lancaster Theological Seminary (Lancaster, PA) from which she received the Doctor of Ministry degree