Holly Catterton Allen (PhD, Talbot School of Theology) is professor of family studies and Christian ministries at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she holds a joint appointment in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Bible and Ministry. She teaches undergraduate courses in early childhood development and family ministry, and has previously taught at John Brown University, Biola University and Abilene Christian University. Allen's areas of scholarly interest are children's spirituality and intergenerational issues. She is the coauthor of Intergenerational Christian Formation: Bringing the Whole Church Together in Ministry, Community and Worship and the editor of Nurturing Children's Spirituality: Christian Perspectives and Best Practices. She is part of the national board that convenes the triennial Children's Spirituality Conference: Christian Perspectives at Concordia University near Chicago. She has published articles in Christian Education Journal, Lutheran Education, Lifelong Faith, Christian Scholar’s Review and Christianity Today along with chapters in several books. Allen is married to Dr. Leonard Allen and they have three adult children as well as four grandchildren.