Howard, Betsy (1)I was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. I graduated from Wheaton College near Chicago with a degree in English literature and Beeson Divinity School with a Masters of Theological Studies.

In 2015, Bernard Nicholas Howard swept me off my feet, married me, and brought me to New York City. We planted Good Shepherd Anglican Church on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in March 2017, and in 2023 we moved to Alabama where Bernard is the pastor of Grace Birmingham. We have two young sons, and I work as an editor for The Gospel Coalition.

I’m the author of Seasons of Waiting: Walking by Faith When Dreams Are Delayed , Arlo and the Great Big Cover-Up, Polly and the Screen Time Overload as well as several other children’s books.

I’ve been walking with Jesus since I was a small child, and I trust that by his grace, I will walk with him until the end.

You can follow me on Twitter @betsychoward