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Editor, Contributors and Staff VOLUME 24
EDITOR: D. Andrew Kille earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in psychology and the Bible from The Graduate Theological Union. Ordained in the American Baptist tradition, Andy has been a pastor, teacher, facilitator, and spiritual director. He currently serves as Chair of the Silicon Valley Interreligious Council (SiVIC). Andy is author of Psychological Biblical Criticism, and co-editor of Psychological Insight into the Bible and A Cry Instead of Justice. He lives in San Jose, California.
CONTRIBUTORS: William Dols, founding Editor of RBTL, is an Episcopal priest who received his Ph.D. from The Graduate Theological Union in 1987. Bill served as Executive Director of The Educational Center from 1987 to 1995. Before retiring to Alexandria, Virginia, in 2001, Bill was minister of education at Myers Park Baptist Church. He is the author of Three Dimensional Man, Awakening the Fire Within: A Primer for Issue-Centered Education, Just Because It Didn't Happen: Sermons and Prayers as Story, and coauthor of Finding Jesus, Discovering Self: Passages to Healing and Wholeness with Caren Goldman.
Leah Grundset Davis is the communications specialist for the Alliance of Baptists. She loves to think and write creatively about the story of God. She's a graduate of Baylor University (B.A.), Truett Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree at Candler School of Theology. She lives in Bristow, Va.
Jerry Drino is an Episcopal priest who served as Rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in San Jose and most recently as Founder and Director of Hope for Sudan, working with Sudanese refugees and supporters in the US and Sudan. He was a Leader in Training at the Guild for Psychological Studies and lives in San Jose, California.
Beth Harrison taught philosophy and religion at Northern Virginia Community College for forty years before retiring in 2010. She established the Women's Center there, and is currently co-chair, with Dr. Jill Biden, of the Women's Mentoring Project. She has been involved with RBTL since its inception as group leader, trainer, writer, and associate editor. Beth lives in northern Virginia.
Tiffany Houck-Loomis holds a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and Psychology & Religion from Union Theological Seminary and is an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America. She is currently in private practice as a Jungian oriented Psychotherapist in New York City.
Al Ledford received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University majoring in religion and psychology. Further studies include a degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. After a variety of church staff positions Al entered the business sector. He lives in Versailles, Kentucky.
Bill Lindeman is a longtime leader of and contributor to RBTL. He is a Transition Ministry Specialist in Presbyterian PC (USA) serving churches in NC, VA, AR, SC, GA, OH and TN. He earned his D. Min. from Union Theological Seminary (now Union Presbyterian Seminary) in Richmond, Virginia. Bill lives in the mountains of North Carolina.
Timothy Locke is a Pastoral Counselor with an interest in the teachings of Jesus, human potential and healthy relationships. This led to graduate study in theology and personality at Princeton Theological Seminary and Claremont School of Theology. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church, USA, Tim has been Executive Director of Four Springs Retreat Center for more than two decades. He lives in Napa, California.
Jennifer Woods Parker trained with Bill Dols in RBTL at Myers Park Baptist Church. She received her M.A. from The University of Chicago Divinity School, with a specialty in comparative religion and theology and later earned her M.S.W. from University of North Carolina. Jennifer has published two college teachers’ manuals on World Religions for Prentice Hall, as well as articles and poetry in newspapers and journals. She currently works as Community Partnerships Coordinator for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
THE EDUCATIONAL CENTER STAFF: Melissa Thomas, Managing Editor and Office Manager joined the Center when it relocated to Charlotte in 2009. She earned her B.S. at the University of North Carolina Charlotte and has a wealth of experience working across many industries: legal, financial, insurance and non-profit. Melissa has served as an officer on several boards of directors in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors.

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