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Beau T. Underwood

Beau T. Underwood is Vice President for External Affairs with Word & Way, a publication devoted to creating better Christian conversations. A proud alum of Eureka College, the University of Chicago Divinity School, and the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy, he has long been fascinated by the intersection of religion and public life. He has pastored congregations, led the advocacy and communications efforts of faith-based organizations in Washington, DC, staffed congressional campaigns, served as a community organizer, and worked as a hospital chaplain.

An ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), he has held a variety of leadership roles within the denomination. He is passionate about the work of Christian formation that engages both the minds and hearts of those seeking to follow Jesus. He currently lives in Jefferson City, MO with his wife and son, where he roots on his beloved Chicago White Sox and persistently works on a doctorate in public affairs at the University of Missouri. He blogs at


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