Rev. Dr. Amy Butler serves as the seventh Senior Minister of the historic Riverside Church in New York City. Prior to her work at The Riverside Church, Pastor Amy served for eleven years as Senior Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church, Washington DC. Pastor Amy received her B.A. and M.A. in Church History from Baylor University in Waco, TX, her Bachelor of Theology from the International Baptist Seminary in Rüschlikon, Switzerland, and her Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. Before her call to Calvary, Pastor Amy served as Associate Pastor at St. Charles Baptist Church in New Orleans and worked for eight years with homeless women in the city of New Orleans. Pastor Amy was raised in Hawaii and is a mother of three young adults. She writes a regular column for the Associated Baptist Press and blogs at www.talkwiththepreacher.org.