Audrey West (MDiv, PhD) currently serves as Acting Associate Dean of Students at Yale Divinity School. As a former member of the tenured faculty at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, as well as a former swim coach and director of youth ministries, Audrey is a gifted teacher and energetic speaker who regularly leads workshops, retreats, and Bible Studies throughout the country. She enjoys looking for the surprises of God while studying the Scriptures with others.
Audrey is the author of the 2005 award-winning Bible Study, “Everyday Surprises: The Parables of Jesus,” published by Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather), as well as the 2012 Gather study, “Gathered by God.” Her essays have appeared in Christian Century, Feasting on the Word, WorkingPreacher.com, Currents in Theology and Mission, and the newly published Covenant Bible Study.
A California native and lover of dark chocolate, Audrey lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with her husband and a small collection of four-legged critters, all of whom have taught her the wonders of unconditional love.