Marlena Graves is a writer and adjunct professor. Marlena holds an MDiv from Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York, and is a graduate of the Renovaré Institute. She has been a bylined writer for Christianity Today, (in)courage, womenleaders.com, and Our Daily Bread. She is also the author of A Beautiful Disaster and The Way Up Is Down. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Toledo, Ohio.