Adjunct Professor • Writer • Speaker • Activist


Helping Women Flourish

Ally Kern is an advocate for empowering women worldwide with over fifteen years of experience working in leadership roles for churches and international development organizations in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. She has traveled extensively to over 30 countries and specializes in working with gender-based violence, inspired by her passion for gender equality and ending abuse against women.

Recognizing the critical role religion plays in violence against women, she works as a professor of practical theology while pursuing a Doctorate where she is doing groundbreaking interdisciplinary research in the fields of neuroscience, trauma, and spirituality. Ally will utilize this research to create the first domestic violence recovery course that is spiritually, psychologically, and theologically-integrated. This course aims to empower survivors to experience transformational healing in mind, body, and spirit and will be offered by churches around the world. 

Ally speaks and lectures with a passion to see the global Christian church equipped and mobilized to end gender-based violence and empower women to heal and flourish.

 

Areas of Interest

Domestic violence and women, healing after trauma, religion and gender violence, gender equality, compassion, spiritual formation and identity, practical and pastoral theology

 

 

Education

Ph.D. student in Practical Theology, Claremont School of Theology; M.Div in Pastoral Care and Counseling (eq.), Fuller Seminary; M.A. in Spiritual Formation, Regent College

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