Kathleen B. Nielson is director of women’s initiatives for The Gospel Coalition. She holds a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. She has taught in the English departments at Vanderbilt, Bethel College (MN), and Wheaton College. She authors the Living Word Bible studies, as well as various articles, poems, and a book—Bible Study: Following the Ways of the Word. Kathleen speaks extensively at women’s conferences, and has directed and taught women’s Bible studies at several churches. The Nielsons have three grown sons, two daughters-in-law, and two grandchildren.