Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church


Dr. Richard Stern


Head shot of Dr. Richard SternDepartment: Emeritus
Title: Professor Emeritus of Homiletics

Educational History

  • EdD (Northern Illinois University, 1990)
  • MA (Northern Illinois University, 1984)
  • MDiv (Luther Theological Seminary, 1975)
  • BA (Saint Olaf College, 1970)


Dr. Richard Stern teaches courses on homiletics and other religious communication topics, including homiletics for hearers, preaching as listening, and parish communication.

He has produced a six-part videotape series, Preaching for Today…and Tomorrow, and, among other articles and papers, has co-authored Savior on the Silver Screen with two other Saint Meinrad faculty members.

He is a past-president of the Catholic Association of Teachers of Homiletics and has been a board member of the Academy of Homiletics and the Catholic Coalition on Preaching.