Alyce McKenzie, Ph.D. wears many hats- professor, preacher and author. She is the Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, where she was awarded the Altshuler Distinguished Professor award in 2011.

An ordained United Methodist clergy, Dr. McKenzie is a sought after preacher who currently serves as the Preacher in Residence at Christ UMC in Plano, Texas where she preaches on a regular basis and coaches theirstaff. She is the author and/or editor of multiple books, articles, and essays focusing on the Bible’s wisdom literature and the role of imagination in preaching. Dr. McKenzie’s books can be viewed on her Amazon Author Page.

Dr. McKenzie counts it a privilege to serve as The Director of the Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence at SMU, whose goal is to create workshops, courses and peer learning groups that inspire creative, compelling preaching in local congregations.