Below are examples of past speaking events. If you would like to schedule Carolyn Helsel to come and speak with your group or congregation, contact her through her faculty page at Austin Seminary.
3/7/20: Meneilly Visiting Scholar at Village Presbyterian Church, Kansas City, Kansas.
1/18/20: Guest lecturer at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Ft. Myers, Florida.
11/13/19: Speaker for the Disciples’ Home Mission leadership development workshop, Indianapolis, IN.
11/4/19: Speaker for the Association of Pittsburgh Priests, Pittsburgh, PA.
8/14/19: Guest speaker for Backstory Preaching
6/9-14/19: Faculty in Residence and Workshop leader at Princeton Seminary’s 2019 Engle Institute for Preaching, Princeton, NJ.
3/17/19: Preaching at Austin Korean Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX.
3/13/19: Speak to Parent Booster Club at Eanes Elementary School, Austin, TX.
3/2/19: Leading workshop on Anxious to Talk about It for First Presbyterian Church, Austin.
2/24-27/19: Speak with Steve Miller on campus of MidAmerican Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas.
2/20/19: Receive Book(s) of the Year Award from the Association of Parish Clergy at their 2019 annual conference.
2/13/19: Webinar for North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.
2/8-10/19: Leader for Women’s Retreat for Westminster Presbyterian Church at Camp Capers, Waring, TX.
2/6-7/19: Speak at Princeton Seminary Women in Ministry event hosted by Mary Beth Anton in Midland, TX.
1/22-24/18: Keynote speaker for Mo Ranch adult conference on Anxious to Talk about It.
12/11/18: Speaking on the Gifts of Diversity for Eanes ISD at Laura’s Library, Austin.
11/29/18: Speaking on the Gifts of Diversity for Eanes ISD at Laura’s Library, Austin.
11/25/18: Guest speaker at adult education class for Central Presbyterian Church, Austin.
11/16/18: Panel review of forthcoming Preaching about Racism at annual meeting of Academy of Homiletics in Denver, CO.
11/10/18: Lead workshop on Anxious to Talk about It at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, San Marcos, TX.
11/2/18: Video consultation at pre-assembly event for Great Rivers Region of the Disciples of Christ Regional Assembly in Shreveport, LA.
11/1/18: Speaking on the Gifts of Diversity at Laura’s Library on Bee Cave Rd., Austin.
10/28/18: Guest speaker for adult education at First Presbyterian Church, Austin.
10/21/18: Led Contemplative Christianity Sunday school class at Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church.
10/17/18: Webinar on Preaching about Racism through Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
10/17/18: Guest speaker for Parent Booster Club at Hill Country Middle School, Austin.
10/16/18: Interviewed by Ann Michel of Wesley Theological Seminary’s Leading Ideas podcast.
9/23/18: First of 6 Sundays leading a study of Anxious to Talk About It at Metropolitan Christian Church, Austin.
9/20/18: Video Consultation based on Anxious to Talk About It with student group at MidAmerica Nazarene University.
9/19/18: Video Consultation based on Anxious to Talk About It with faculty at MidAmerica Nazarene University.
9/18/18: Video Consultation based on Anxious to Talk About It with group of pastors in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
9/16/18: Preaching at First Presbyterian Church, Kilgore, TX.
9/12/18: Video Consultation based on Anxious to Talk About It with staff at MidAmerica Nazarene University.
9/10-11/18: Editorial Board meeting and celebration for launch of Westminster/John Knox Press’s new commentary series, Connections.
9/7-9/18: Retreat leader for Westminster Presbyterian Church’s all-church retreat at Mo Ranch
9/4/18: Video Consultation with group of Disciples of Christ ministers from the Oklahoma region traveling to Washington DC.
7/13/18: Leading a workshop at the Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, NC.
6/24/18: Preaching and teaching a class at University Presbyterian Church, San Antonio.
5/22/18: Workshop leader at the Festival of Homiletics in Washington, D.C.
4/29/18: Speaking and preaching at University United Methodist Church in Austin, followed by lunch and conversation with their Dismantling Racism group.
4/14/18: Preaching at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, Dallas, for ordination service of Jessie Light-Wells
4/10/18: Speaking at event for Presbytery of Greater Atlanta, First Presbyterian Church, Atlanta GA
4/8/18: Speaking at Lake Travis Presbyterian Church in Lakeway, TX
4/4/18–5/9/18: Wednesday Night Study at Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church in Austin
4/3/18: Preaching at Austin Seminary’s Chapel for Tuesday Eucharist
3/31/18: Preaching at Austin Seminary’s Chapel for Easter Vigil Service
3/28/18: Interviewed on Kerry Connelly’s podcast “White on White,” interview begins around 25 minutes in.
3/25/18: Faith and Life Sunday School class at University Presbyterian Church in Austin
3/24/18: Speaker at the Oral History Project
3/21-23/18 Practical Matters Conference, Emory University, Atlanta
3/10/18: Presbytery event on Anxious to Talk About It at Cross Roads Church, San Antonio.
2/15/18: Launching my book in Austin at BookPeople! Buy your book at BookPeople that night and have it signed.
2/11/18: Adult Education at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Austin.
2/9/18: Video interview by Adam Ericksen of the Raven Foundation.
2/1/18: Guest Speaker at Women’s Luncheon, Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church
1/19/18: Main Session Speaker at 2018 Youth Ministry Academy, Austin, TX
11/19/17: Presenting a paper, “Towards ‘Biblical’ Preaching about Race and Racism,” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biblical Literature, Boston, MA.
11/4-5/17: Texas Book Festival, Chalice Press Booth (#215 in Exhibitor Tent 2), Austin, TX. Samples of my book to be released in February will be available as give-aways