Rev. Dr. Alfie Wines, Ph.D., a three-time Amazon bestselling author/editor, is a retired UMC pastor, biblical scholar, theologian, emotional motivator, transformational speaker, and spiritual entrepreneur. Her firm, The Sinew Consulting Group, helps people connect the broken pieces of their lives, get unstuck, create and live a new future story for themselves. Dr. Wines serves as a consultant for a Theological Reflection Group comprised of students during their year of supervised ministry at her alma mater, Brite Divinity School. Her most recent book, a work she edited, I Wish Someone Had Told Me: Equity for Women in the Church is available on Amazon. She can be reached at

Note: Biographical information was updated as of the latest contribution. Author profiles may not reflect author's current employment or location.