Terry J. Stokes is an associate pastor at a church in central New Jersey. He received his bachelor's degree from Yale University and his master of divinity from Princeton Seminary. He is the author of Prayers for the People, a collection of prayers that introduces Christians to the ancient practice of prayer-writing. He was a presenter at the 2020 Evolving Faith Conference, has written for the Episcopal Church's Forward Day by Day publication, and is an editor for Earth & Altar magazine. Stokes is a candidate for ordination in the United Church of Christ.