Melinda Quivik

Liturgical and Homiletical Scholar
St. Paul, Minnesota
Melinda Quivik


Dr. Melinda Quivik, a pastor in the ELCA and former seminary professor of worship and preaching, writes, edits, and gives workshops and lectures on worship and preaching. She is the Editor-in-Chief for Liturgy, a print and online journal of The Liturgical Conference for pastors and scholars on topics related to worship. She is also responsible for liturgical preaching commentaries gleaned from Homily Service at, a website of The Liturgical Conference. 

In March 2014, Dr. Quivik taught a worship seminar in North Sumatra, Indonesia, under the sponsorship of the ELCA Asia-Pacific office and Lutheran World Federation. Most recently, she edited Leading Worship Matters: A Sourcebook for Preparing Worship Leaders (Augsburg Fortress, 2013). An essay on occasional services will appear in Worship and Culture: Foreign Country or Homeland? edited by Glacuia Vasconcelos Wilkey (Eerdmans, Fall 2014).

She has written two books: Serving the Word: Preaching in Worship (Fortress Press, 2009) and A Christian Funeral: Witness to the Resurrection (Augsburg Fortress, 2005). As part of an ecumenical team writing new liturgical language for each of the Sundays in the Revised Common Lectionary, she contributed to Feasting on the Word: Worship Companion (WJK, 2012). Her essays and commentaries have appeared in New Proclamation, Liturgy, Preaching God's Transforming Justice (WJK, 2010-2012), Call to Worship, CrossAccent, Journal of Lutheran Ethics, and others. Ordained in 1994, she has served congregations in Montana, Minnesota, and Michigan, and as seminary chaplain in Philadelphia.

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