Elrena Evans

Elrena Evans holds an MFA in creative writing from The Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of Special Grace: Prayers and Reflections for Families with Special Needs (InterVarsity Press, 2022). She is also 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 has written for Christianity Today, The Mudroom, In Touch Magazine, 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: Communal Prayers for Lovers of Jesus and Justice.

Elrena is passionate about advocating for children with special needs. She 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: When I Go to Church (InterVarsity Press 2023)

Represented By: Karen Neumair