The Rev. Dr. Micah Jackson will be the featured speaker. He is the Bishop John Hines Associate Professor of Preaching and serves as the Dean of Community Life at the Seminary of the Southwest. His academic interests include the spiritual discipline of preaching, homiletic form, and postmodern construction of the relationship between preacher and congregation. His previous courses have ranged from "New Media in Worship and Preaching" to "Political Preaching" and "The Preacher's Self." Professor Jackson is a popular instructor at the Episcopal Preaching Foundation's Preaching Excellence Program, having served on the faculty since 2008. He is also a past member of the EPF Board of Directors and currently serves as the EPF Program committee chair.