Walter Wink was Professor of Biblical Interpretation Emeritus at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City. Previously, he was a parish minister and taught at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. In 1989–90 he was a Peace Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace.
He and his wife, June Keener Wink, have led workshops they describe as "aimed at an encounter with the biblical text that will be transformative for the participants" all over the United States and Canada, as well as in New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, South Korea, East and West Germany, England, Scotland, and Ireland. They have also led workshops on nonviolence in Mexico, Northern Ireland, and South Africa.
Walter Wink was author of The Human Being: Jesus and the Enigma of the Son of the Man (Fortress Press, 2001) and the award-winning Fortress Press books: Naming the Powers (1982), Unmasking the Powers (1986), Engaging the Powers (1992), and When the Powers Fall (1998). He wass also the editor of Homosexuality and Christian Faith (Fortress Press, 1999).