Marlena Graves is a writer and adjunct professor. She has also worked at the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) with migrant farm workers and urban youth, non-profits, and in pastoral associate roles. Marlena holds an MDiv from Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York, and is a graduate of the Renovaré Institute. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in American Cultural Studies at Bowling Green State University.
Marlena has been a bylined writer for Christianity Today, (in)courage, womenleaders.com, and Our Daily Bread, and numerous other venues. She is the author of The Way Up Is Down: Becoming Yourself by Forgetting Yourself (IVP, 2020) and the upcoming Enneagram 9 Daily Readings (IVP, 2021).
She is also the author of A Beautiful Disaster: Finding Hope in the Midst of Brokenness (Brazos Press, 2014). She lives with her husband and three daughters in Toledo, Ohio.
Connect with her or learn more at marlenagraves.com.