Mary Hinkle Shore is rector and dean of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary of Lenoir-Rhyne University. From 2013-2019, she served as pastor of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, an ELCA congregation in Brevard, North Carolina, and before that she taught New Testament at Luther Seminary for 16 years.
Shore is a frequent speaker and author of the book Signs of Belonging: Luther's Marks of the Church and the Christian Life. She has also published articles in The Christian Century magazine, Word and World Journal, Journal for Preachers, and the website Working Preacher. Shore completed her doctorate in religion at Duke University, a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.
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