Dr. Melinda Quivik is a minister, writer, and lecturer from Houghton, MI. She earned her Bachelor's from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, her Master of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia (LTSP), and her PhD from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California with a focus on worship and preaching. From 2005-2010, she served as Professor of Worship and Preaching at LTSP. Before her graduate work, she served as a pastor in churches in Montana and Minnesota. Her writings include multiple publications through Augsburg Fortress Publishers, essays for the ELCA Worship Office, New Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology, as well as multiple publications.