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Center for Theology, Women, and Gender

Interim Director

Leslie Virnelson
PhD Candidate, Biblical Studies
Interim Director of the Center for Theology, Women, and Gender
Leslie.virnelson@ptsem.edu

Leslie Virnelson (she/her) is a PhD Candidate in the Biblical Studies department at Princeton Theological Seminary and interim director for the Center for Theology, Women, and Gender. She holds an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary and her dissertation focuses on specialized roles for women in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament — specifically midwives, prostitutes, diviners, and weavers. Her research and teaching interests include gender, prophecy, and materiality in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.


Ava Randel
CTWG Student Worker

Ava Randel (she/her) is an MDiv student at Princeton Theological Seminary. She graduated from Pepperdine University in 2020 with a BA in religion and a minor in social work. She is passionate about holistic human flourishing through nonprofit work, education, and ministry.

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church, Crystal City, Missouri

Joshua Noah, Class of 2015

“Through my field education placement at Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Brunswick, New Jersey, I discovered my gift to minister to all age groups.”