Jill Harshaw

Jill is a published author and conference speaker in the field of disability theology. She teaches in universities in Ireland and the United States. Her doctoral work and subsequent book, God Beyond Words, offers fresh and intriguing perspectives on the ways in which God comes to us in loving relationship, regardless of our ability to understand language or theological ideas. It was shortlisted for the Archbishop Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing in 2019.

Jill’s passionate interest in intellectual disability and theology has developed over many years and represents an integration of her academic background and her personal experience as the mother of Rebecca, who has profound and complex intellectual disabilities. She is married to William, a pastor, and they also have two sons, Ben and Alex.