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Short Bio:

Kent Annan is author of You Welcomed Me: Loving Refugees and Immigrants Because God First Loved Us (forthcoming, November 2018), Slow Kingdom Coming (2016), After Shock (2011), and Following Jesus through the Eye of the Needle (2009).

He is director of humanitarian and disaster leadership at Wheaton College, where he leads an M.A. program as part of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute. He’s on the board of directors of Equitas Group, a philanthropic foundation focused on ending child exploitation in Haiti and Southeast Asia. He cofounded Haiti Partners. And he’s a senior consultant for Development Associates International, which trains Christian leaders around the world.

He’s a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Palm Beach Atlantic University (B.A.). He teaches adult education at his local church. He speaks regularly to groups around the country. He is married to Shelly, and they live in Florida with their daughter and son.

A few more details:

After graduating from university, Kent worked for two years in Western Europe with refugees from the former Yugoslavia, Iran, Sierra Leone, and other countries. During his graduate studies at Princeton Seminary he spent three months studying in India. A few days after graduation, he moved to Albania and then Kosovo to work for six months with refugees there. Later he moved back to Princeton to work (and for love!). Then in 2003 he and his wife moved to Haiti for two and a half years. He has continued to work for Haiti since and travels there regularly from Florida.

In addition to his books, Kent’s writing has appeared in publications including Utne Reader, Subtropics, Geez, Adbusters, The Sun, Natural Bridge, Puerto Del Sol, Christianity Today, Sojourners, and Orion. He wrote a chapter for the book Global Perspectives on the Bible. He has been featured on national TV and radio shows.