At InterVarsity Press, we are committed to elevating women's voices in publishing. And it's not just a trend—it's been a part of our mission since 1943, when the first book we published was written by a woman. IVP's women authors are expert practitioners, gifted writers, and leading voices in the most important conversations happening today.
You can learn more about IVP's commitment to publishing diverse women by meeting our authors of color and listening to our Every Voice Now podcast. To hear more from the voices of our women authors, read this article from Carmen Imes about her experience as a woman in the academy and the church.
Veola Vazquez, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and a tenured professor of psychology in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at California Baptist University.
Mary Anne Voelkel is a longtime missionary with Latin America Mission (LAM). For twenty years she and her husband, Jack, pioneered a university ministry in Colombia that is a member of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES). She was also a professor at the Biblical Seminary in Medllin for ten years. Voelkel served on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA from 2000-2008 and played a key role in developing prayer in the movement and especially at the Urbana Missions Conferences. She and Jack live in Tucson, Arizona, and return to Colombia yearly for teaching assignments.
Christine E. Wagoner is an associate regional director with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, where she directed their national women's leadership development program. She received her master of arts in counseling ministries from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Christine is married to Kurt and lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Tish Harrison Warren is the author of Liturgy of the Ordinary, which was Christianity Today's 2018 Book of the Year. She is a weekly contributing newsletter writer for the New York Times and writes a monthly column for Christianity Today. She has worked in ministry settings for over a decade as a campus minister with InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries and as the writer-in-residence at Church of the Ascension in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Religion News Service, Christianity Today, Comment Magazine, The Point, and elsewhere.
Terri S. Watson (PsyD, ABPP) is dean and professor of the School of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy at Wheaton College. She is also a board-certified clinical psychologist, an approved clinical supervisor with the Center for Credentialing and Education, and an approved supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She maintains a private practice and also provides supervision and clinical consultation for community and private organizations.
Carolyn Weber holds her MPhil and DPhil from Oxford University, England. She is an award-winning author, popular professor, and international speaker appearing at campuses worldwide, from the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove to 100 Huntley Street.
Weber has served as faculty at Oxford University, Seattle University, University of San Francisco, and Westmont College, and was the first female dean of St. Peter's College, Oxford. She currently teaches at Heritage College & Seminary and Brescia University College in Canada. The Grace Irwin Award, which is the largest award for Christian writing in Canada, was awarded to her memoir, Surprised by Oxford, and her book Holy Is the Day won in the best spiritual memoir category.
Kathryn Wehr (PhD, University of St Andrews) is a creative artist and scholar. Her written work has appeared in several journals and publications, including Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, VII: Journal of the Marion E. Wade Center, The Journal of Inklings Studies, and Transpositions: Theology, Imagination, and the Arts. She is also the managing editor of Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture.
Rachel Joy Welcher (MLit, University of St. Andrews) is a columnist and editor at Fathom magazine. She is the author of two books of poetry: Blue Tarp and Two Funerals, Then Easter. Her writing has appeared in Fathom magazine, The Gospel Coalition, Mere Orthodoxy, Relevant, and The Englewood Review of Books. She lives in Glenwood, Iowa, with her husband, Evan.
Cynthia Long Westfall (PhD, University of Surrey) is associate professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College. She is the author of Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle's Vision for Men and Women in Christ and Discourse Analysis of the Letter to the Hebrews: The Relationship between Form and Meaning.
Dorena Williamson has a passion for all children to hear the message of God's diverse kingdom. She writes children's books that adults also enjoy and is the author of ColorFull, ThoughtFull, and GraceFull. Prior to becoming an author, Dorena enjoyed a career as a social counselor, a worship leader, and a stylist. In 1995, Dorena and her husband, Chris, cofounded Strong Tower Bible Church in Franklin, Tennessee, a multicultural fellowship passionate about biblical justice and God's diverse kingdom.
Sandra D. Wilson is a seminary professor, certified spiritual director, and retired family therapist. She is an international speaker and the author of six books: Released from Shame, Into Abba's Arms, Hurt People Hurt People, The World According to Me, Shame-Free Parenting, and Counseling Adult Children of Alcoholics.
Vinita Hampton Wright is a critically acclaimed writer and professional editor who conducts creative formation workshops at conferences around the country. She is the author of three novels—Grace at Bender Springs, Velma Still Cooks in Leeway, and The Winter Seeking--as well as the nonfiction book, Simple Acts of Moving Forward.
Catherine J. Wright (PhD, Baylor) is associate professor of biblical and theological studies at Bethel University. She specializes in New Testament studies and is particularly interested in the Gospel of Luke and spiritual formation.
Alice Yafeh-Deigh (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) on the faculty of Azusa Pacific University in biblical and religious studies and practical theology.
Jenny Yang is the senior vice president of advocacy and policy for World Relief, where she has served immigrants, refugees, and asylees for over 15 years. She received her BA in International Relations and Affairs from Johns Hopkins University, and is the coauthor of Welcoming the Stranger along with Matthew Soerens and Leith Anderson.
Jeanette Yep, an American-born Chinese, served as coordinator for Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents. She was an InterVarsity Christian Fellowship student leader at Mount Holyoke College. After graduation she spent a year studying Chinese language and culture in Taiwan. Recently she received an M.A. in communications from Northwestern University. Now in her twenty-first year on IV staff, she is a divisional director, based in Chicago. She is affectionately known by Urbana Student Mission Convention delegates as "Auntie Jeanette." She serves as a special director of staff training and development, working with student movements around the world.
Kimberly McOwen Yim is cofounder and executive director of the SOCO Institute, and she writes and speaks on issues related to human trafficking. She is also coauthor (with Shayne Moore) of Refuse To Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern Day Slavery.
Nancy Wang Yuen is a sociologist and pop culture expert. She is the author of ‘Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism’ and the co-editor of Power Women: Stories of Motherhood, Faith, and the Academy. She is the host of The Disrupters Podcast and has appeared on PBS, NPR, MSNBC, BBC World, and Dr. Phil. She is a guest writer at CNN, Elle, Los Angeles Times, NBC, Newsweek, and Vanity Fair.
Olya Zaporozhets (PhD, University of Toledo) is an associate professor in the School of Psychology and Counseling at Regent University. Dr. Zaporozhets is coauthor (with Mark Yarhouse) of Costly Obedience: What We Can Learn from the Celibate Gay Christian Community. She has diverse clinical experiences and has trained Christian leaders in mental health counseling in Europe and Asia.
Heather Zempel is the discipleship pastor at National Community Church in Washington, D.C. Before serving at her church, Zempel served in the U.S. Senate as an environment and energy policy advisor from 2001-2005. She has previously published Sacred Roads: Exploring the Historic Paths of Discipleship including DVD leader guides with Threads/Lifeway. Zempel blogs at www.heatherzempel.com.
Princess Kasune Zulu, a native of Zambia, is a world-renowned HIV/AIDS advocate, educator, and activist. She has worked to educate those at the frontline of the virus and has been profiled in eading media across the world, including in Good Morning America, BBC World News, and ABC (Australia). She is the founder of Fountain of Life in Zambia, later known Eternity Fountain, and cofounder of African Extended Family System Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (AFESS-OVC).