Rev. Carol Howard Merritt is a minister whose writing, speaking, and teaching are anchored in theological wisdom and sociological insight. She is the award-winning author of Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation; Reframing Hope: Vital Ministry in a New Generation; and Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God after Experiencing a Hurtful Church. She is a frequent contributor to books, websites, magazines, and journals and a regular writer at The Christian Century, where her blog is hosted. She lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with her husband, Brian, and her daughter, Calla.