Annemarie S. Kidder is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), who has served churches in Michigan and Ohio. Originally from Germany and raised Roman Catholic, she came to the United States as an adult. Annemarie holds graduate degrees from the University of Berlin in mass communications, the University of Columbia—Missouri in journalism, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in systematic theology and New Testament literature. She is the author and editor of ten books in practical theology, church history, and biblical studies. She loves to garden and lives in Ann Arbor with her cat Patrick.