Media & Publicity

IVP Media Experts

Authoritative Voices on Today's Issues

Welcome to the InterVarsity Press Media Experts page. Here you'll find a list of IVP authors who can knowledgeably engage a variety of topics. If you have questions or are looking for an expert on a subject not included here, get in touch with IVP publicists by visiting our media page.

Christian Life & Spirituality

Biography & Memoir

Leighton Ford

Leighton Ford is president of Leighton Ford Ministries, which seeks to help young leaders worldwide to lead more like Jesus.

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Katherine   James

Katherine James received the Felipe P. De Alba Fellowship from Columbia University, where she also taught undergraduate fiction.

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Church & Mission

Rick Richardson

Rick Richardson is director of the Billy Graham Center Institute and its Church Evangelism Initiative, and professor of evangelism and leadership at Wheaton College Graduate School.

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Neil Powell

Neil Powell is founding pastor of City Church Birmingham in England, and also serves as codirector of 2020birmingham, a church planting movement for the city of Birmingham.

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Emerging Adults

Erica Young Reitz

Erica Young Reitz directs Senior EXIT, a one-year experience that prepares graduating college seniors for the transition into the next phase of life.

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Erin S. Lane

Erin works for the non-profit Center for Courage & Renewal as an Assistant Program Director for Clergy & Congregational Leader Programs.

Erin is the author of:

Mental Health

Albert Y. Hsu

Albert Y. Hsu is senior editor for IVP Books at InterVarsity Press. 

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Heather Davediuk Gingrich

Heather Davediuk Gingrich is a counselor, scholar, teacher, and former missionary.

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Parenting & Family

Jared Patrick Boyd

Jared Patrick Boyd is a pastor (Vineyard USA), spiritual director, and founder of The Order of Sustainable Faith, a missional monastic order for the 21st century.

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Jim Burns

Jim Burns, PhD, is president of HomeWord and executive director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University.

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Suzanne Stabile

Suzanne Stabile is a highly sought-after speaker, teacher and internationally recognized Enneagram master teacher.

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Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

Adele Ahlberg Calhoun (MA, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) has worked in Christian ministry for over forty years, and she and her husband, Doug, currently work with Highrock Church in Arlington, Massachusetts.

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Richella Parham

Richella Parham is a writer, speaker, and the author of A Spiritual Formation Primer.

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Clare Loughrige

Clare Loughrige has been the founding colead pastor of Crossroads Church and Ministries for more than twenty-seven years, where she provides preaching, teaching, and spiritual direction for the leadership team.

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Sexuality & the Body

Debra Hirsch

Deb is a speaker, church leader, and writer. She is one of the founders of Forge Mission Training Network and serves as a board member for Missio Alliance.

Mark A. Yarhouse

Mark Yarhouse is the Hughes Endowed Chair and professor of psychology at Regent University where he directs the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity.

Spiritual Practices & Growth

Philip Yancey

Philip Yancey has written twenty-five books, including award-winning titles such as The Jesus I Never Knew, What's So Amazing About Grace?, and Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?

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Christine   Aroney-Sine

Christine Aroney-Sine is the founder and facilitator for God Space, an online community that grew out of her passion for creative spirituality, gardening, and sustainability.

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Vocation & Career

Shundrawn A.   Thomas

Shundrawn A. Thomas is president of a trillion-dollar global investment management business, and is a management group member of a leading financial services company. 

Shundrawn is the author of:

Andrew T. Le Peau

Andrew T. Le Peau is a writer and an editor living in the Chicago area.

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Arts & Culture

Carol A.  Berry

Carol A. Berry is an artist, art educator, and lecturer at the Vermont Humanities Council, and the author of Vincent Van Gogh: His Spiritual Vision in Life and Art in the Modern Spiritual Masters series.

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Christine A.  Colón

Christine A. Colón (PhD, University of California at Davis) is professor of English at Wheaton College.

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Cultural Analysis

Alan Noble

Alan Noble (PhD, Baylor University) is assistant professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University and cofounder and editor in chief of Christ and Pop Culture.

Jake Meador

Jake Meador is vice president of the Davenant Institute and the editor in chief of Mere Orthodoxy, an online magazine covering the Christian faith in the public sphere.

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Interfaith Dialogue

Mark Robert Anderson

Mark Robert Anderson lived and worked in the Middle East, teaching in a university and seminary, for over ten years.

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Luke Cawley

Luke Cawley is a writer, speaker, trainer, and the director of Chrysolis, an organization he helped start in 2012 with a vision to enable organizations and churches to better communicate the Jesus story.

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Politics & Government

Mark Charles

Mark Charles, a man of Navajo and Dutch American descent, is a speaker, writer, and consultant on the complexities of American history, race, culture, and faith.

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Jonathan P. Walton

Jonathan P. Walton is an area ministry director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's New York/New Jersey region.

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History, Scripture, & Theology

Biblical Studies

William J. Webb

William J. Webb is an adjunct professor of New Testament and biblical studies at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, Ontario.

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Kevin Kinghorn

Kevin Kinghorn (DPhil, University of Oxford) is a professor of philosophy and religion at Asbury Theological Seminary where he teaches graduate courses in philosophy of religion, moral philosophy, and theology.

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Evil & Suffering

Kelly M. Kapic

Kelly M. Kapic (PhD, King’s College London) is professor of theological studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. 

Douglas Groothuis

Douglas Groothuis (PhD, University of Oregon) is professor of philosophy at Denver Seminary in Denver, Colorado, where he heads the Apologetics and Ethics masters degree program. 

History of Christianity


Samuel Escobar

Samuel Escobar, a native of Peru and a leading Latin American theologian, was one of the key participants in the 1974 International Congress on World Evangelization at Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Mae Elise Cannon

Mae Elise Cannon is an author, speaker, and advocate who cares deeply about God’s heart for the poor and the oppressed.

Mae is the editor of:

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Science & Faith

Evolution, Creation, & Science

S. Joshua   Swamidass

S. Joshua Swamidass (MD, PhD, UC–Irvine) is a scientist, physician, and associate professor of laboratory and genomic medicine at Washington University in Saint Louis. 

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Kathryn Applegate

Kathryn is program director at BioLogos, where she designs and coordinates programs aimed at translating scholarship on origins for the evangelical church.

Kathryn is an editor of:

  • How I Changed My Mind About Evolution

Health & Neuroscience

Jenny Eaton Dyer

Jenny Eaton Dyer (PhD, Vanderbuilt University) is executive director of Hope Through Healing Hands, a Nashville-based global health organization, founded and chaired by Senator Bill Frist.

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Bethany  McKinney Fox

Bethany McKinney Fox (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is the director of student success and adjunct professor of Christian ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary.

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P. Gregg Blanton

P. Gregg Blanton (EdD, Texas A&M–Commerce) is professor of psychology and human services at Montreat College.

Terri S. Watson

Terri S. Watson (PsyD, ABPP) is dean and professor of the School of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy at Wheaton College.

Science & Faith

Greg Cootsona

Greg Cootsona (PhD, Graduate Theological Union) is a writer, researcher, and speaker. 

Josh A. Reeves

Josh Reeves (PhD, Boston University) manages the New Directions in Science and Religion project, which brings constructive science and religion dialogue into the church.

Social Issues

Crisis & Disaster Response

Jamie D. Aten
Kent Annan

Kent Annan (MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary) is director of humanitarian and disaster leadership at Wheaton College’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute and cofounder of Haiti Partners, a nonprofit focused on education in Haiti.

Gender & Women's Issues

Lucy Peppiatt

Lucy Peppiatt (PhD, Otago) is the principal of Westminster Theological Centre. 

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Ruth Everhart

Ruth Everhart is an author, speaker, and pastor who has served Presbyterian (PCUSA) churches for more than twenty years.

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Human Trafficking

Eddie Byun

Eddie Byun is the missions and teaching pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California. He was also the executive producer of Save My Seoul, an award-winning documentary on sex trafficking in South Korea.

Kay Marshall Strom

Kay is a professional writer and speaker. 

Immigration & Refugees

Matthew Soerens

Matthew Soerens, U.S. Director of Church Mobilization at World Relief.

Gena  Thomas

Gena Thomas is a writer and speaker who works at a nonprofit that empowers others through holistic development.

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Harry Louis Williams II

Harry Louis Williams II (MDiv, Palmer Theological Seminary) is an ordained minister and the author of several books, including No Easy Walk, Street Cred, and the best-selling urban fiction book, Straight Outta East Oakland.

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Belinda Bauman

Belinda Bauman is the founder of One Million Thumbprints, a movement of peacemakers advocating with women in the world’s worst conflict zones.

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Terence   Lester

Terence Lester is a minister, speaker, community activist, author, and founder of Love Beyond Walls, a not-for-profit organization focused on poverty awareness and community mobilization.

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Mike Tenbusch

Mike is the CEO of Uncommon Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm helping urban schools, churches, and impact organizations create strategies to improve conditions and outcomes for kids. 

Race in America

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (MDiv, Duke Divinity School) is a writer, preacher, and moral activist.

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Natalia Kohn Rivera

Natalia Kohn Rivera is special projects coordinator for InterVarsity's LaFe ministry and campus staff in southern California and also serves on staff at the Pasadena International House of Prayer.

Natalia is the author of: