2022 Moral Injury Conference Speakers - Test



The Rev. Dr. Margaret Grun Kibben



On January 3, 2021, Chaplain Margaret Grun Kibben was elected by the House and sworn in as the 61st Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives.

In her final active-duty assignment in the Navy, Rear Admiral Kibben, was the U.S. Navy’s 26th Chief Chaplains, serving as the director of religious ministry for the Department of the Navy, advising the Secretary of the Navy, the Chief of Naval Operations, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, and the Commandant of the Coast Guard on all matters pertaining to religion in their respective services. Prior to this assignment, Rear Admiral Kibben served as the 18th Chaplain of the Marine Corps and Deputy Chief of Chaplains.

Born and raised in Warrington, Pennsylvania a suburb of Philadelphia, Margaret came on active duty in 1986. Her career spans both Navy and Marine Corps assignments from Newport, RI, Quantico, VA, Camp Lejeune, NC, Norfolk, VA, and San Diego, CA. Chaplain Kibben served both ashore, at sea, and abroad, with several deployments to the Mediterranean, as well as Norway, Turkey, and Afghanistan.

Dr. Kibben is a graduate of Goucher College in Towson, Maryland. She received both her Master of Divinity and her Doctor of Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey. She served as a Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and holds a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

Following her retirement, Margaret established Virtue In Practice, LLC, a business dedicated to moral, ethical, and spiritual executive leader advisement. She also served as a consultant to the Department of the Navy’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office.

Dr. Kibben serves on both military and civilian boards. On both the Princeton Theological Seminary Board of Trustees and the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

Chaplain Kibben is married to Lieutenant Colonel Timothy J. Kibben, USMC (Retired). They reside in Alexandria, Virginia, with their pride and joy, their daughter Lindsay Elizabeth. Margaret enjoys cycling, swimming, gardening, cooking, and reading.


The Rev. Canon Kelly Brown Douglas (she/her/hers) is the Canon Theologian at the Cathedral. In 2017, she was named Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, and in 2019, she was appointed to the Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology at Union. Kelly is considered a leader in the field of womanist theology, racial reconciliation, social justice and sexuality and the Black church.

Prior to joining the Cathedral and EDS at Union, she was the Susan D. Morgan Professor of Religion at Goucher College in Baltimore. Previously, she was Associate Professor of Theology at Howard University School of Divinity (1987-2001) and Assistant Professor of Religion at Edward Waters College (1986-1987).

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Douglas was one of the first 10 black women to be ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church. She was an Associate Priest at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. for over 20 years.

She holds a degree from Denison University and a Master of Divinity and Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary. Her most recent books are “Resurrection Hope: A Future Where Black Lives Matter,” released in October 2021, and “Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God,” released in May 2015, both by Orbis Books. She splits her time between New York and Washington.

The Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock (she/her/hers), Rel. M., M.A., Ph.D., is Senior Vice President and Director of the Shay Moral Injury Center at Volunteers of America. She is a national expert on moral injury and a noted theologian. Dr. Brock was the Founding Co-Director of the Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, where she was also a Research Professor of Theology and Culture. Her first book, Journeys By Heart: a Christology of Erotic Power, 1988, won the Crossroad Press award for best manuscript in women’s studies, and her second, Casting Stones: Prostitution and Liberation in Asia and the United States, co-authored with Susan Thistlethwaite, won the 1997 Catholic Press, Gender Studies Award. Among her other co-authored books are Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War, 2012, Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire, 2008, and Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering and the Search for What Saves Us, 2001, all with Beacon Press.

Dr. Brock is the first Asian American woman to earn a doctorate in theology, and for 18 years, she was a Professor of World Religions, Philosophy of Religion, Spiritual Biography, Psychology of Religion, Theology, and Women's Studies; she held the Endowed Chair in the Humanities at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN, from 1990-1997. In 1997, she became the Director the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College, a research fellowship program for distinguished scientists, scholars, humanitarians, and artists. An experienced non-profit program and institution builder, she was a member of the strategic planning team for the 1999 Radcliffe-Harvard merger that led to the creation of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and from 2001-2002, she was a fellow at the Harvard Divinity School Center for Values in Public Life. From 2002-2012, she was a visiting Professor at the Starr King School for the Ministry at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, and was the senior editor in religion from 2006-2008 at The New Press in New York City. She has co-edited or contributed to three manuals for navigating careers in academe for the American Academy of Religion.


The Rev. Dr. Zachary Moon (he/him/his), Ph.D., currently serves as Associate Professor of Theology and Psychology at Chicago Theological Seminary. He has published widely including three books, Coming Home: Ministry That Matters with Veterans and Military Families (Chalice Press, 2015), Warriors between Worlds: Moral Injury and Identities in Crisis (Lexington Books, 2019), and Goatwalking: A Quaker Pastoral Theology (Brill, 2021). His articles have been published in the Journal for Pastoral Theology, Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Journal of Religious Education, Journal of Pastoral Psychology, Christian Century, Christianity Today, Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches, among others. He has served as a chaplain in multiple contexts including the United States Navy Reserve (2011-2019) and the Pathway Home, a residential treatment program for combat veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (2011-2012), and as a chaplain resident in the VA hospital system (2010-2011).