Kathleen Nielson (PhD, Vanderbilt University) is the author of many books, including the Prayers of a Parent series (P&R, June 2021). She has taught literature, directed women’s Bible studies, and loves working with women in studying the Scriptures. She directed TGC’s women’s initiatives from 2010 to 2017. She and her husband, Niel, make their home partly in Wheaton, Illinois, and partly in Jakarta, Indonesia, where Niel helps lead a network of Christian schools and universities. They have three sons, three daughters-in-law, and eight grandchildren.