The “official” biography:
Helen Lee has been a writer and journalist in the Christian publishing market for nearly two decades. She is the author of The Missional Mom (Moody Publishers) and has contributed to numerous other books and Bibles, including the 2012 MOPS devotional Always There; Tending the Soul, a devotional edited by the women of Moody Radio’s Midday Connection, and the Everyday Matters Bible, which will be released by Hendrickson/Christianity Today in the fall of 2012. She has also served as co-editor and contributor of Growing Healthy Asian-American Churches (IVP, 2006) and has written numerous articles for publications such as Christianity Today, Leadership Journal, and Today’s Christian Woman. In 2008, 2009, and 2011, she won awards in reporting and devotional writing from the Evangelical Press Association. Her career in Christian publishing began at Christianity Today, where as a reporter and editor she met or interviewed numerous fascinating people, such as Billy Graham, Michael Card, J.I. Packer, and Chuck Colson, among others.
Helen also has interests in entrepreneurship and was a co-founder of Redbud Writers Guild. She also co-founded the Best Christian Workplaces with Al Lopus in 2002 to help Christian organizations improve the quality of their human resources management. She loves coming up with new ideas for organizations and ministries and seeing those ideas come to life. Helen has a B.A. in bioethics from Williams College, an M.A. from Wheaton College (Communications/Theology), and an MBA from Babson College with a focus on entrepreneurship. She attends Parkwood Community Church (Evangelical Covenant Church) in the suburbs of Chicago. Helen is married to talented classical pianist Brian Lee, a professor of music at Moody Bible Institute, and has three active, amazing boys whom she attempts to homeschool whenever she is not writing, blogging, or Tweeting.
Helen is honored to be represented by Chris Park at Foundry Media.
The “unofficial” biography:
I have loved to write for as long as I can remember, but I only started thinking of it as a vocation later in life, after countless premed courses in college and subpar MCAT scores helped me see the error of medicine as the right career track for me. Even so, I’m someone who has never found it easy to be boxed into one category. As much as I enjoy writing, I also love hanging out with fellow writers desiring to change the world, talking with Asian American and multiethnic ministry practitioners, and dreaming about new business or screenplay ideas. I am best known in my MBA class for turning down a job at a venture capital firm with a guaranteed 6-figure salary to start my own dot-com. Sadly, the start-up eventually ran out of money and had to be closed down, but I count it as a terrific experience. I still long to start another company someday and have a file full of crazy plans!
I consider myself blessed beyond measure. I serve the most amazing and merciful God who loves and sustains me despite all my flaws and faults. I have a wonderful husband and children. I love my church community. I am fortunate to be a part of an incredible writers group that has supported me through all the ups and and downs of the writing life these past couple of years.
I enjoy people but I am an introvert at heart, and email/Facebook/Twitter are great ways to reach me! Feel free to contact me anytime, and thanks for stopping by!