Bethany joined IJM in 2004. As Director of the IJM Institute for Biblical Justice, she leads the ongoing development and application of IJM’s biblical justice theology and engages Christian leaders around the world with the biblical call to seek justice on behalf of those who suffer abuse and oppression.
Bethany regularly speaks and writes on behalf of IJM. She recently authored her first book, Deepening the Soul for Justice; a short introduction into the connection between justice and spiritual formation, helping to equip Christians on how to persevere in the long fight for justice. She has been profiled for her leadership in the justice movement by magazines such as Christianity Today, Outreach! and Relevant, as well as by organizations such as Catalyst and Ideation. She has been called a “expert in social innovation” and in this capacity has spoken at the White House.
Bethany’s written work has been featured in a variety of publications, including Q Ideas, The Global Leadership Summit, Leadership Journal, The American Association of Christian Counselors, IVP, and Baker Books. She has served as a visiting professor with Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando) and a keynote lecturer with Biblical Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary. She is a member of the Advisory Board for U.S. Lausanne and served as a Delegate for the 2010 Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa.
Bethany received a B.A. in Religion and History from Miami University of Ohio, and she received a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary where she graduated with the honor of receiving the distinguished Fellowship in Theology.