Elrena Evans

Elrena Evans holds an MFA in creative writing from The Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of a short story collection, This Crowded Night, and co-editor of the essay collection Mama, PhD: Women Write About Motherhood and Academic Life. She writes regularly for The Mudroom and In Touch Magazine; her work has also appeared in Christianity Today, Plough, Books & Culture, Red Letter Christians, Literary Mama, Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers, Princeton Theological Seminary’s The Thread, and several essay anthologies, most recently Rally: Litanies for the Lovers of God and Neighbor (forthcoming from Upper Room Books).

As Editor and Content Strategist for Evangelicals for Social Action, Elrena curates articles dedicated to the intersection of faith and social justice. She is passionate about advocating for “the least of these,” particularly children with special needs.

Elrena and her husband have five children, who have taught her—and are teaching her—to see beauty in unexpected places and that the value of a life is never defined by a diagnosis. She enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, and making spreadsheets.


Current Project: Special Grace: Prayers for Families Affected by Disability (IVP 2022)


Website: elrenaevans.com

Instagram: @elrenaevans


Represented By: Karen Neumair