Amina McIntyre

Assistant Director of the Sun-Walking Fellowship, Visiting Assistant Professor of Practical Theology

Colby College, BA; Indiana University, MA; Spalding University, MFA-W; Emory University, MTS; Vanderbilt University, Ph.D. (anticipated 2024)

Amina S. McIntyre (she, her, hers) joined the faculty at Louisville Seminary in 2024. An Atlanta native, she is an award-winning Southern Regional playwright and an ordained Elder in Full Connection with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Her passion for storytelling and care of souls led her to use psychodynamic theory, black feminist and womanist theology, and theatre to examine the connection between imagination, liberation, and healing in spiritual care experiences.

In ministry, McIntyre served as the Connectional Young Adult Ministry President (2016-2021) of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, during which time she reestablished the RESET retreat for young adults. By extension, she represented the young adult constituency on a variety of denominational and ecumenical boards such as Committee on Life and Witness, Church Uniting in Christ, the World Methodist Council Youth Task Force, and Pan Methodist Council. She works with the Department of Christian Education and Formation, and on the Nurturing Children Grant Team as a Creative Arts Consultant. Her independent publications include the book of devotions 30 Days of Peace and Praise, and two plays for churches Angels Academy Trilogy and Living Right.

McIntyre's theatrical productions and readings include: 7 Stages Theatre, Actor's Express, Atlanta History Museum, Oakland Cemetery, Out of Hand Theatre, Vanderbilt University, Vanguard Repertory Theatre, and Working Title Playwrights. McIntyre has been awarded the City of Atlanta Emerging Artist Award (2014-15), Susan Bass Award (2019), and Taurean Blaque Award (2020). Most recently, she was commissioned with Horizon Theatre's Black Women Speak Emerging Cohort and Tennessee Playwrights Studio 2022 Playwriting Fellow. She was an Emory Center for Ethics Arts and Social Justice Fellow (2022), the Atlanta Region Young Ambassador for the Dramatist's Guild (2014-2016), Co-Producer of WeReckon: A Southern Chronicle, and Education Assistant with Essential Theatre Company. McIntyre was the Managing Director of Karibu Performing Arts and co-founded the Hush Harbor Lab, a new play development company for Black Artists in the Atlanta area.

McIntyre was a Theology and Practice Fellow (2019-2024) at Vanderbilt University and served on the planning committee of the Womanist Ethnography Conference and on the James Lawson Institute Advisory Council. She was also in the Forum for Theological Exploration Doctoral Cohort (2019-2021) and a Fellow (2022-2023). She has taught courses at Lenoir-Rhyne University (Visiting Playwright), Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and Emory University. Her publications include "Goin to the City" in Imagination in the Age of Crises (Wipf and Stock 2021).