Rev. Dr. Kimberly R. Wagner serves as the Axel Jacob and Gerda Maria (Swanson) Carlson Assistant Professor of Homiletics at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago (LSTC). Kimberly is ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and served a church in Virginia for four years before pursuing her doctoral work. Wagner graduated from Emory University (MDiv, PhD) where she researched preaching in the aftermath of trauma, specifically following gun violence. Currently, she is working to find an emergency homiletic appropriate for communities who have been impacted by mass gun violence.