The Rev. Annemarie S. Kidder, Ph.D. has served churches in Michigan and Ohio. Ordained in Lake Michigan Presbytery, she has earned graduate degrees from the University of the Arts in Berlin, Germany; the School of Journalism in Columbia, Missouri; and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Originally from Germany, she came to the US on a scholarship by Rotary International. She is the author of ten books in historical theology, biblical studies, and spirituality, among them The Mystical Way in Everyday Life and Making Confession/Hearing Confession: A History of the Cure of Souls. She lives in Ann Arbor with her cat, Patrick.