BA, Whitworth College, 1981, summa cum laude, History
MDiv, San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1986
Exams: Practical Theology, Social and Cultural Contexts of Preaching, Theory and Practice of Preaching, Theology and Hermeneutics in Preaching, Worship and Liturgy
PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2004, Homiletics (Practical Theology), Dissertation: “Preaching God Visible: Geo-Rhetoric and the Theological Appropriation of Landscape Imagery in the Sermons of Jonathan Edwards”
Rev. Dr. Kristin Emery Saldine is Associate Professor of Homiletics, having joined the faculty on July 1, 2006. Prior to her appointment at Austin Seminary, she was minister of the chapel and associate director of the Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching at Princeton Theological Seminary.
She was ordained as a minister of word and sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 1986 and is currently a member-at-large of the Presbytery of Santa Fe. Dr. Saldine has serviced congregations in Anacortes, Washington and Portland, Oregon. She was the recipient of the Martin Dwelle Kneeland Preaching Prize and the Alumni/ae Fellowship at San Francisco Theological Seminary.
Dr. Saldine's academic interests include what she terms a “geo-rhetorical homiletic,” an interdisciplinary method through which theology, visual rhetoric, and geography provide a means to understand the contextual and imagistic power of preaching. She was awarded the 2005 Religious Communication Association Dissertation of the Year Award for her work, "Preaching God Visible: Geo-Rhetoric and the Theological Appropriation of Landscape Imagery in the Sermons of Jonathan Edwards." Her published works include contributions to the Abingdon Women’s Preaching Annual, and the Feasting on the Word and Feasting on the Gospels commentary series (forthcoming).