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Hello!

Glad you're here.

I find my joy and calling speaking, teaching, and creating spaces and relationships that celebrate and make known the gifts of people of all abilities - especially people with intellectual and developmental, whose gifts are too often ignored. And spreading the word that we don't just have gifts, we are gifts - all of us - to one another.

I'm the organizing pastor of a church startup in Los Angeles, CA where people with and without intellectual disabilities lead and participate together, Beloved Everybody Church

Check out my new book, Disability and the Way of Jesus: Holistic Healing in the Gospels and the Church (IVP Academic, 2019). In it I explore how the narratives of Jesus healing in the Gospels can constructively guide church communities to be true places of healing in the way of Jesus for people with disabilities.

"This book is excellent, filled with deeply Christian insights."

-Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche

"I believe this book will make a difference."

-From the foreword by John Swinton

"Eloquent yet simply written, this book is essential reading for pastors, teachers, and anyone wishing to create more inclusive and welcoming churches."

-Devan Stahl, assistant professor of religion, Baylor University

"...a joy to read. ...I cannot imagine preaching or writing about these healing stories without pulling this back off my shelf and reminding myself of what Dr. Fox has to say."

-Bill Gaventa

"...empowers the church to live more fully into such good news so it can be a more welcoming space for all people."

-Amos Yong, Dean, Fuller Theological Seminary

"...an indispensable guide for extending Jesus' holistic healing ministry for people with disabilities in analogically faithful and appropriate ways."

-Paul Louis Metzger, professor of theology and culture, Multnomah University and Seminary

"...carries us along so that we see better than we did before (as we begin to see through her eyes) how our study of Scripture and our patterns of discipleship and ecclesial life can better reflect 'the way of Jesus.'"

-Joel B. Green, professor of New Testament interpretation, Fuller Theological Seminary

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