Debra Rienstra

Dr. Debra Rienstra ( is professor of English at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is the author of four books, including most recently Refugia Faith: Seeking Hidden Shelters, Ordinary Wonders, and the Healing of the Earth (Fortress, 2022). She writes regularly for the Reformed Journal blog and hosts the Refugia podcast. When not reading, writing, or professoring, she can be found doing crossword puzzles or figuring out how to garden.