Kendall Vanderslice is a baker, writer, and public theologian. A graduate of Duke Divinity School (Master of Theological Studies), Boston University (MLA Gastronomy), and Wheaton College (BA Anthropology), she has committed her life to the study of food and community formation. Kendall is a professionally trained baker, having learned from several top American pastry chefs. In 2018, she was named a James Beard Foundation national scholar for her work bridging food and religion. She is the author of We Will Feast: Rethinking Dinner, Worship, and the Community of God, By Bread Alone: A Baker’s Reflections on Hunger, Longing, and the Goodness of Godand the forthcoming Bake & Pray: Liturgies and Recipes for Baking Bread as a Spiritual Practice. She speaks regularly at churches, colleges, and universities around North America. Her writing appears in Christianity TodayChristian CenturyFaith & Leadership, and Religion News Service

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