Kristen E. Vincent is an award-winning author, speaker, and artisan who is passionate about helping people discover God's deep love for them. She is the author of five books, including A Bead and a Prayer: A Beginner's Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads and Beads of Healing: Prayer, Trauma, and Spiritual Wholeness. Kristen travels extensively to lead retreats and workshops. She has a master of theological studies from Duke Divinity School and is a graduate of The Academy for Spiritual Formation (#34). She is married to Max Vincent, a United Methodist pastor, and they live in Atlanta, Georgia, with their son, Matthew. To learn more about Kristen, visit prayerworksstudio.com.
Max O. Vincent, author of Because of This I Rejoice: Reading Philippians During Lent, is senior pastor of St. James United Methodist Church in Atlanta. He is married to Kristen Vincent, and they have one son, Matthew. Max and Kristen coauthored Another Bead, Another Prayer, a collection of devotions and prayers to use with Protestant prayer beads.
A Georgia native, Max holds Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Duke Divinity School and a bachelor's degree in Religion from Wofford College. He studied for one year at the University of Bonn in Bonn, Germany.
In addition to serving as pastor of United Methodist congregations in North Carolina and Georgia, Max served for 4 years as a chaplain for the brain injury unit at Shepherd Center in Atlanta. He enjoys teaching workshops on prayer and spiritual disciplines. Max enjoys reading theology, preaching, golf, college basketball, and Girl Scout cookies.