I am a writer and teacher with leadership experience in cross-cultural and and honors-level academics and student development.


Where Goodness Still Grows (W Publishing, 2020).

Dangerous Territory: My Misguided Quest to Save the World (Discovery House, 2017).

Open Hearts, Open Homes: The Call for Christian Hospitality (Our Daily Bread Ministries, 2017).

Essay contribution in Common Prayer: Reflections on Episcopal Worship (Cascade Books, 2019).

Essay contribution in Utmost Ongoing: Reflections on the Legacy of Oswald Chambers (Discovery House, 2017)

“Teenage Heretic” in Soul Bare (IVP, August 2016).




MFA Creative Writing - Seattle Pacific University 2018

MA Intercultural Studies - Wheaton College 2006

BA English - Texas A&M University 2003


I taught ESL for two years in Southeast Asia before returning stateside to teach in California, Arkansas, Washington, and Indiana. These days, I teach creative writing, intercultural communication, and interdisciplinary honors courses. You can read my work in River Teeth, St. Katherine Review,  Relief, Books & Culture, The Millions, Christianity Today, The Other Journal, The Cresset, and Art House America, among other places.

I've spoken in university chapels, writing conferences, and churches across the country. To learn more or invite me to speak to your group, click the Speaking tab at the top of the page.

You may contact me by email at coamyp at gmail dot com.