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Meet the Authors

of Congregational Social Work:
Christian Perspectives

Name

Bio

 

Dr. Diana Garland

Dr. Diana Garland is inaugural Dean of the School of Social Work, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, where she has served on the faculty since 1997. She is author, co-author, or editor of 19 other books, including Family Ministry: A Comprehensive Guide (InterVarsity Press, 2012), Inside Out Families: Living the Faith Together (Baylor University Press, 2010) and Flawed Families of the Bible: Stories You Didn’t Learn in Sunday School (Brazos Press, 2007). Dr. Garland has published more than 150 professional articles and book chapters. She is known for her leadership with congregations and religious organizations in family and community ministry and for her research on the faith life of families. She has been married to David for 44 years and travels every chance she can to be with granddaughters (and their parents) in San Antonio and New York City. She restores herself by making quilts, cooking for people she loves, and hiking the trails of the Colorado Rockies.

 

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Dr. Gaynor Yancy

Dr. Gaynor Yancey is Professor of Social Work in the Baylor University School of Social Work, where she has served since 1999, Previous to this, she was a member of the faculty at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. She has been the Director of Church and Community Ministries in the Greater Philadelphia Baptist Association and the Executive Director of The Greater Philadelphia Food Bank. Dr. Yancey has been selected as an outstanding professor at Eastern University and at Baylor University. She is known for her ministry and work with congregations and their ministries to marginalized and oppressed populations and communities. She frequently serves as a consultant and speaker to congregations and non-profit organizations. She has numerous professional articles and book chapters published on congregational community ministries.

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