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Duke Chapel Selects 2012 Student Preacher

Posted by on March 8, 2012

Kathleen Perry | Photo by Angela Zhou

DURHAM, NC – Duke University junior Kathleen Perry has been selected to give this year’s student preacher sermon at Duke Chapel.

Perry is a Chapel PathWays Scholar and active member of the Duke Wesley Fellowship who is pursuing a major in religion and a global health certificate. She will give her sermon during the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, March 18.

Perry’s sermon, “Healing Bitter with Bitter,” is based on Numbers 21:4-9. The sermon was selected after being reviewed and nominated by a committee that included representatives from the chapel and Religious Life staff.

“Kathleen’s sermon provided a thoughtful and clever interpretation of a peculiar passage,” said Meghan Feldmeyer, the chapel’s director of worship. “Kathleen has something significant to share with the chapel community in this sermon, and I’m glad she’ll have the opportunity.”

Each year, Duke Chapel selects a student to preach on Student Preacher Sunday. The selection process is open to any undergraduate who wishes to submit a sermon. Criteria for selection include relevance of sermon to that Sunday’s Scripture, sermon delivery and appropriateness of subject matter for a chapel service.

Duke University Chapel Sunday worship services are open to the public and webcast live at

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