Love L. Sechrest joined Fuller’s faculty in 2006, after having taught at Duke Divinity School and at the Graduate School at Trinity International University. Prior to earning her MDiv and PhD, she had a career in the aerospace industry at General Electric, eventually functioning as chief information officer of an $800 million company within Lockheed Martin. She has won numerous honors and fellowships, including those from the American Jewish Committee/ Shalom Hartman Institute, the Kern Foundation, the Wabash Institute, Duke University, the Fund for Theological Education, and the National Institutes of Science/Ford Foundation, as well as the Lockheed Martin President’s Award, and the GE Aerospace General Manager’s Award.
Sechrest is cochair of the African American Biblical Hermeneutics section in the Society of Biblical Literature, and she gives presentations on race, ethnicity, and Christian thought in a variety of academic, business, and church contexts. She is the author of A Former Jew: Paul and the Dialectics of Race (T&T Clark, 2009) and other articles and book chapters in New Testament studies, critical race theory, and ethics. She is currently working on a book entitled Race Relations and the New Testament as well as a commentary on Second Corinthians. She is involved in projects to nurture preaching and ministry locally and across the globe.