Theologian in Residence - ANDREA HOLLINGSWORTH
Andrea Hollingsworth is Theologian in Residence at First Covenant Church of Minneapolis. Currently she is a part-time professor of theology at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities; however, in the recent past, she has held teaching and/or research posts at Boston University School of Theology, Berry College (Rome, GA), and the Center for Theological Inquiry (Princeton, New Jersey).
Andrea earned her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary (St. Paul) in 2005, and her Ph.D. in Theology from Loyola University Chicago in 2012. As a theologian, Andrea’s main focus and passion spirituality; she loves teaching and writing about the work of God’s Spirit, dynamics of human spiritual development, spirituality and science, and the historical writings of Christian mystics. She has an existential bent, and keeps coming back to the question of how struggle, suffering, and unanswered questions factor into spiritual transformation.
Andrea’s husband (Ryan) and son (Bennett, born May 2017) are the great joys of her life, and her favorite place to be is sitting on the rocky shores of Lake Superior, contemplating God’s mystery and infinity.