Lissa M. Wray Beal
The Rev. Dr. Lissa M. Wray Beal grew up in Vancouver but her studies and ministry have taken her to Edmonton, Toronto, and now Winnipeg. She pastored in Edmonton before earning her PhD at the Toronto School of Theology. Since 2004 she has ministered at Providence Theological Seminary where she serves as the Professor of Old Testament. She is an ordained priest in the Anglican Church of Canada.
Her academic work is in service of the Church. Her passion is to reveal the Old Testament’s enduring witness to God, and its necessary role in New Testament faith. Her published work includes commentaries on 1 & 2 Kings, Joshua, and articles on 1 & 2 Kings, Joshua, Psalms, and Jeremiah. She is currently preparing a commentary on Jeremiah.
She lives in Winnipeg with her husband, Steve. There, as much as ministry (and weather!) allows, she works in her large perennial garden.