Since coming to faith in Christ at the tail end of the Jesus Movement, Michelle Van Loon’s heritage, spiritual hunger and storyteller’s sensibilities have shaped her faith journey and informed her writing. She is a regular contributor to Christianity Today’s popular Her.meneutics blog, and has written two books about the parables, contributed to four  devotional projects, three full-length plays for the educational market, skits, articles and all the miscellaneous projects that are a part of a freelance writer’s vocation.

Van Loon has been married to husband Bill for more than 3 decades. They are parents of 3 and grandparents of 2. She has served on the staff of a Milwaukee-area non-denominational church, at Trinity International University and with the former Christ Together Chicago, an organization that linked over 70 evangelical congregations across Chicago in local mission. She does freelance communications work for several not-for-profit ministries and churches in the Chicago area as well as one headquartered in Jerusalem.