Elaine A. Heath is Professor of Missional and Pastoral Theology and former Dean of the Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. Previously she was the McCreeless professor of evangelism at Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, Texas. She cofounded the Missional Wisdom Foundation, which administers networks of missional and new congregations through a training program for church planters who work beyond the walls of the traditional church. She is a highly sought-after preacher and teacher. She lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina.