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Alisha Wimbush, Th.D.

Program Director for Religious Leaders


Alisha Wimbush has a B.A. in Social Work from Messiah College and is a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA, where she earned both her M.Div. and a Th.D. in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Most recently Alisha served as an Associate Chaplain at a continuing care retirement community in Pennsylvania. She has more than 15 years of experience working and providing leadership in nonprofit and congregational settings. She is passionate about building bridges across diverse communities and finding creative ways to foster relationships.

  • Chaplaincy and Interreligious Encounter
  • Interreligious Engagement in Congregations
  • Interreligious Leadership Development in Congregations
  • Women, Healing, and Dance in African American Christianity
  • Mental Health, Identity, and Religious Dance in African American Churches
  • Spiritual Care in Community
Selected Publications
  • our body belongs to us: A Healing Journey and Movement Toward Remembrance and Self-Belonging, 2022.
Selected Presentations
  • “Bridge Building: The Importance of Religious Engagement,” Loyola University Maryland, August 30, 2022
  • “Hospitality as a Model for Interreligious Spiritual Care Encounters,” Clinical Pastoral Education, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, August 4, 2021
  • “Vigil on One-year Anniversary of George Floyd Killing,” Baltimore Interfaith Coalition for Dismantling Racism, May 25, 2021
  • “Beloved Community and Interreligious Engagement,” Loyola University, February 2021
  • Interfaith Civic Engagement, Loyola University, October 2020