Kathleen Hope Brown, D.Min., is an Instructor of the Doctor of Ministry program at Virginia Theological Seminary. She teaches courses in spiritual direction and spirituality studies. From 2003 to 2012, she was Dean of Students and Director of Formation for Ministry at the Washington Theological Union. She received her Doctor of Ministry degree from Catholic University in 2001 and her Master of Pastoral Studies from the Washington Theological Union in 1997. Dr. Brown has worked since then in parish ministry, campus ministry and theological education, after a previous career in international economics. She is the author of Lay Leaders of Worship: A Practical and Spiritual Guide (Liturgical Press, 2004), co-author of Companions on the Journey: The Gift of Spiritual Friendship (DeSales Resource Center, 2006), and several articles on spirituality and spiritual formation. She is a member of the Salesian Scholars Seminar and the Catholic Theological Society.