Jann Aldredge-Clanton is an ordained minister, author, teacher, and chaplain. She currently serves as adjunct professor at Richland College, Dallas, Texas, co-chair of Equity for Women in the Church, co-pastor of New Wineskins Community, and ministry partner of The Gathering, A Womanist Church. She received the B.A. degree from Louisiana Polytechnic University, the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas Christian University, and the M.Div. from Southwestern Theological Seminary. She is married to gifted artist David Clanton, and they have two remarkable sons, Chad and Brett, and three amazing grandsons, Lyle, Emmett, and Paul.
Jann is the author of Inclusive Songs from the Heart of Gospel (Eakin Press, 2022); co-author with Irie Lynne Session and Kamilah Hall Sharp of The Gathering, A Womanist Church: Origins, Stories, Sermons, and Litanies (Wipf and Stock, 2020); co-creator with Katie Ketchum of Hersay: Songs for Healing and Empowerment; Inclusive Songs for Resistance & Social Action (Eakin Press, 2018); co-author with Kendra Weddle of Building Bridges: Letha Dawson Scanzoni and Friends (Cascade, 2018); co-editor with Grace Ji-Sun Kim of Intercultural Ministry: Hope for a Changing World (Judson Press, 2017); She Lives! Sophia Wisdom Works in the World (Skylight Paths, 2014); Earth Transformed with Music! Inclusive Songs for Worship (Eakin Press, 2015); Changing Church: Stories of Liberating Ministers (Cascade, 2011); Inclusive Hymns for Liberation, Peace, and Justice (Eakin Press, 2011); Seeking Wisdom: Inclusive Blessings and Prayers for Public Occasions (Wipf and Stock, 2010); co-creator with Larry E. Schultz of Sing and Dance and Play with Joy! Inclusive Songs for Young Children (Lulu, 2009); Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians (Eakin Press, 2006); Breaking Free: The Story of a Feminist Baptist Minister (Eakin Press, 2002); In Search of the Christ-Sophia: An Inclusive Christology for Liberating Christians (Twenty-Third Publications, 1995; Eakin Press, 2004); co-creator with Larry E. Schultz of Imagine God! A Children’s Musical Exploring and Expressing Images of God (Choristers Guild, 2004); In Whose Image? God and Gender (Crossroad, 1990, 2001); Praying with Christ-Sophia: Services for Healing and Renewal (Twenty-Third Publications, 1996; Wipf and Stock, 2007); Counseling People with Cancer (Westminster John Knox, 1998); God, A Word for Girls and Boys (Glad River, 1993; Wipf and Stock, 2007). She has also published articles in The Journal of Pastoral Care, The Christian Ministry, and elsewhere.
Her presentations include The School of Theology for the Laity, Christian Feminism Today Gathering, Perkins School of Theology Women’s Week, Texas Christian University Women’s Week, United Methodist Fall University, Baptist Women in Ministry Annual Conference, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Annual Conference, Alliance of Baptists Annual Conference, American Association of Pastoral Counselors Conference, The Hymn Society Annual Conference, and Faith and Feminism/Womanist/Mujerista Annual Conference.
Her diverse career includes serving as consultant in the internship programs at Perkins School of Theology and Brite Divinity School; Associate Pastor, St. John’s United Methodist Church, Waco, Texas; Executive Director, Waco Conference of Christians and Jews; Pastoral Counselor, Samaritan Counseling Center of Central Texas; Chaplain, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; Chaplain, Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, Waco, Texas; English professor, Dallas Baptist University.