When my husband presented me with my Bible on our wedding day, its pages were crisp, white, and clean. Seventeen years later, those pages are covered in dust, sweat, and tears, their margins filled with the agonized questions and relieved responses that are the overflow of my life experience.
Like my Bible, I am weathered and messy. I have lived much of my adult life in South Asia, grappling with issues that we never covered in my undergrad or graduate theology classes back in America. My own experiences of pain, struggle, and trauma have left their marks on me, but they have also driven me deeper into the stories of Scripture, searching for answers to questions I had never thought to ask before. As I have repeatedly brought my broken self to God and His Word, He has comforted, healed, and re-created me in His own beautiful way.
My current life context is the green pastures of St. Andrews, Scotland. I still have the privilege of engaging with the struggles of Christian leaders throughout Africa and Asia, where I regularly travel to teach Spiritual Formation for DAI‘s MA program in Organizational Leadership. At home I enjoy reflective cross-country running, freelance writing, debating theology with my scholarly husband, homeschooling our three high-octane children, and hopelessly failing to tame our multi-cultural golden retriever.