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About/Contact Me – Shawna R. B. Atteberry

About/Contact Me


IMG_2445I am an author, speaker, and theologian. I write both feminist theology and urban fantasy. My first book What You Didn’t Learn in Sunday School: Women Who Didn’t Shut Up & Sit Down was released in February 2013. I am now working on my second book, a compilation of sermons on the women in the Bible, and I recently finished my first novel, Mutability, a feminist vampire story (go to S. R. Atteberry to find out more about my fiction). I also speak at churches & conferences as well as preach. I have 15 years of experience in both writing and editing. I am an ordained minister. I have 17 years of experience as a pastor holding various associate positions and as a laypastor. My specialties are Biblical Studies, Feminist Theology, Spiritual Formation, and Christian Formation and Education. I hold an M. A. Theological Studies, and I’ve been writing on the women in the Bible and women in church history for the last 15 years.

I live in Chicago with my husband Tracy. When I’m not writing and speaking, I like to read, have friends over, watch movies, crochet, and cook.

Here’s how you can contact me for a writing or speaking gig:

Email Me at Shawna@ShawnaAtteberry.com (best way)
Phone: 913-933-3599 (you may have to leave a message)
Facebook: Shawna R. B. Atteberry
Twitter: @shawnaatteberry

In case you need a more resume type of qualifications here they are:

Owner, author, and editor of ShawnaAtteberry.com
Author of What You Didn’t Learn in Sunday School: Women Who Didn’t Shut Up & Sit Down
I’ve presented workshops in the Chicago area and nationally on The Women in the Gospel of John, The Importance of the Divine Feminine, The Desert and Early Church Mothers, as well as various workshops on the women of the Bible and the importance of bringing biblical women out of the shadows they’ve been relegated to due to a narrow view of what a women’s place in is the Bible and the world.
Associate Editor for The Divine Feminine Version of the New Testament.
Ordained clergy
Member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Ecumenical and Evangelical Women’s Caucus
7 years freelance writing experience
17 years pastoral experience as an associate pastor, missionary, church planter, and laypastor
8 years experience editing at a Christian publishing company
M.A. Religious Studies (this means I am a Greek/Hebrew geek)
Thesis: Your Daughters Shall Prophesy: A Biblical Theology of Single Women in Ministry
B. A. Religion

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  18 Responses to “About/Contact Me”

  1. […] We are also looking for a worship leader. If you’re interested please contact me. […]

  2. […] 3 and Cafe Mediterrea on January 7. If you need to talk to me before then please feel free to contact me and make an appointment. […]

  3. Shawna, the link to “Abagail” does not work.

    Thank you

  4. I was after you in the comments today, so I came and checked out your About me page.
    It looks great – very thorough and no question about who you are or what your blog/website is about.
    I think you did it completely and clearly. A+ for that assignment!! 🙂

  5. I like this; you say what you do in such detail that the passion is there and although I’m quietly spiritual, I’m very interesting in reading more of what you like. I also like that you added something about yourself, because it makes you real and human. For me, that’s so important, because I’ve been burned so many times by organized religion that I tend to shy away from these topics; preferring instead to worship in private.

  6. Thank you Michelle and Kimberly for taking the time to give me feedback. Kimberly, there is nothing wrong with being quietly spiritual. I know several people with your same story. You’re always welcome here.

  7. i love your updated “About Me” page! fabulous!

  8. You used a term “Godde” that I had to Google to find out what that meant. Now that I know, I wonder why you didn’t explain it in the context of what you are doing: “I empower women to be the leaders Godde calls them to be at home, work and church by exploring the Divine Feminine and stories of the women in the Bible.”

    I also sense that you are passionate about your work in this area, but somehow that got a little lost for me when I was reading your About Me. For me, this read more like a resume and less like an autobiography—and I was wanting to read an autobiography. I wonder if you could revise this to be clearer, simpler and more impactful/attention-grabbing. I also wonder if the citations of your work, affiliations and experience would work better as a list towards the bottom of the post.

    Hope these comments are helpful.

  9. Very good bio. Congratulations on writing your first book. I am about 95% done with my first one.

  10. Hi Shawna,
    I found your about page very articulate! I agree with Selena that I didn’t immediately know what “Godde” was about, so a definition or link would be helpful. That’s cool you belong to EEWC–I loved reading their newsletters, and that also helps me place you in context.

    • Another EEWCer! Yeah! I just found them and joined last year. I was so happy to know that they existed. Are you on their email group?

  11. hello shawna,
    You have some awesome information here for women in the Body of Christ, please prayerfully consider putting some of this on YOU TUBE

  12. Hi shawna,

    Maybe being a single woman with a call to ministry is something we can learn about from the Catholics.
    After all, they have single men (priests) and single women (sisters/nuns) who have been doing it for centuries. It seems to fit in their theology as a position of authority and respect and service.

  13. I love your description of yourself as someone who “writes, dreams, and talks about women in the Bible and feminist theology.” I’m a little obsessed myself so I recognize a member of the tribe when I read one.

    I’m looking forward reading more of your work.


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