Rev. Lis Valle-Ruiz, Ph.D., teaches preaching and worship, and leads the Life of Community Worship at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL. She earned her doctoral degree in philosophy of religion from Vanderbilt University's Homiletics and Liturgy program in Nashville, TN, where she also studied gender and sexuality. Rev. Valle earned a master's degree in theology, a concentration in Homiletics from Princeton Theological Seminary, and an MDiv from Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. She also completed a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Puerto Rico. She has recently been researching the relationship between trauma and liturgy and digital mediations of preaching and worship.