Kathryn Lester-Bacon

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Professional Background

Pediatric and hospice chaplain; Presbyterian pastor

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?

Taught me how to appreciate and examine rhetoric; Gave me tools to explore the foundations of stories and language across centuries. The three classes which most influence my current work: 1) Rhetorical Analysis of Poetry with George Gopen 2) Three Gospels with Reynolds Price 3) 17th Century Protestant Poetry with David Aers.

Kathryn Lester-Bacon
Clergy, Presbyterian Church (USA)