Rev. Lis Valle-Ruiz joined McCormick Theological Seminary in 2018 from Nashville, TN. She is a candidate for the PhD in Homiletics and Liturgics at Vanderbilt University, where she has also studied gender and sexuality. Her dissertation, “The Body as Preacher: Prophetic Performance as Disruptive Preaching,” explores ways in which prophetic preaching as a performance event challenges oppressive systems. Rev.