Candler Dean Jan Love has announced that Jennifer Quigley and Soren Hessler will join the faculty of Candler School of Theology in Fall 2024, Quigley as assistant professor of New Testament and Hessler as assistant professor in the practice of leadership and administration. The announcement was made this week in an email to the Candler community.
Quigley is currently assistant professor of New Testament at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, where she has served since 2022. Prior to this, she was visiting assistant professor of New Testament language and literature at Huron University College at Western University from 2021-2022, and assistant professor of New Testament and early Christian Studies at Drew University Theological School from 2018-2020. She earned a doctor of theology in New Testament and early Christianity from Harvard Divinity School, a master of sacred theology in biblical and historical studies and a master of divinity from Boston University School of Theology. Quigley’s ThD dissertation, directed by Laura Nasrallah, was published by Yale University Press in 2021 as Divine Accounting: Theo-Economics in Early Christianity. She is an ordained elder in full connection in the West Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Hessler is currently director of recruitment and admissions and adjunct assistant professor of the practice of church leadership at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. In addition to these roles, he is an instructor of Christian and interreligious studies at Hebrew College in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, and a faculty mentor in the doctor of ministry program at Drew University Theological School. Hessler holds multiple advanced degrees from Boston University (BU), including a PhD in practical theology with a concentration in leadership and administration and a master of divinity from the BU school of theology, a master of education in policy, planning, and administration from the BU school of education, and a bachelor and master of arts in church administration from the University Professors Program at BU. He is an ordained elder in full connection in the West Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.