Chelle Stearns is Associate Professor of Theology at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. She studied Christianity and the Arts at Regent College in Vancouver, BC and earned her PhD at the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She has a broad interest in theological engagement with the arts but her primary work is in music and theology. Her current writing is focused on the intersection of trauma, theology, and music. Chelle is the author of Handling Dissonance: A Musical Theological Aesthetic of Unity (2019).