about me

My name is Meryl Herr, and I love to write. If you spend time here, you'll discover that words help me express sometimes deep, sometimes complicated, and sometimes still emerging thoughts about God and what it means to follow Jesus.

Word pictures help me make sense of the world. I can find a metaphor in a mushroom, a simile in a slug. Gardening also helps me make sense of the world. The whole business of life and death that happens with soil and seeds captivates me. So forgive me if I seem overly attached to the agricultural metaphors in Scripture.

I write infrequently here because I reserve most of my time (and my words) for my paid work. I own a small consulting firm called The GoodWorks Group. On a given day, you can find me conducting empirical research, writing a report, or developing a grant proposal for a client. I also teach research methods part-time at Cornerstone University.

I completed my M.Div. and Ph.D. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. I live with my husband and two sons in Watkinsville, Georgia.

If you want to check out some of my published writing, click here.


Meryl: Headshots


  • My hobbies include cooking, vegetable gardening, and hand lettering. I also love music--singing, piano, and guitar.
  • My favorite color is navy blue.
  • I recently did very well with the "football" category in a game of Headbandz.  That's because I grew up watching the Alabama Crimson Tide with my dad.  I am also a Chicago Bears fan by marriage.