The Rev. Dr. Nancy Koester
Researcher and Writer | Independent
- Author, most recently, of We Will Be Free: The Life and Faith of Sojourner Truth (Eerdmans, 2023). Previous books include Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life (Eerdmans 2014), winner of the Minnesota Book Award for General Nonfiction in 2015, and Introduction to the History of Christianity in America Fortress Press (2015)– winner of the Minnesota Book Award for General Nonfiction in 2015 – and wrote the Introduction to the History of Christianity in America for Fortress Press (2015).
- She previously taught at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Augsburg College in Minneapolis, and at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul. A retired Evangelical Lutheran Church in America pastor, Koester is also a spiritual director.