Rev. Kristen J. Leslie,
Ph.D. is a feminist pastoral theologian who addresses issues of survivor resilience in the aftermath of sexualized violence on college campuses, in the United States military and in Rwanda. She received a B.A. from the College of Wooster, an MDiv from Yale University Divinity School, and a PhD from the Claremont School of Theology. An ordained United Methodist minister, she has served as a parish pastor, a college chaplain, a pastoral counselor, a rape counselor and a divinity school professor. Presently she is the Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the author of When Violence is No Stranger: Pastoral Counseling with Survivors of Acquaintance Rape (Fortress Press, 2003) and numerous essays on topics related to sexualized violence and the healing role of religious professionals. She has served as a subject matter expert for the U.S. Navy and the U. S. Air Force, on matters related to sexualized violence, moral injury, and pastoral care with Millennials. She is a regular lecturer for WarFighters Advance, a therapeutic retreat setting serving the needs of veterans and active duty service members who have experienced post-traumatic stress, moral injury and military sexual trauma.