About Helen

HelenHeadshot-2Helen Lee has been a Christian publishing professional since 1993, when she began her career working at Christianity Today (CT) magazine. She is the associate director of strategic partnerships at InterVarsity Press, where she formerly served as an associate editor and director of marketing;  she also serves as the director of content and resource development for Missio Alliance. Helen is the author of The Missional Mom and contributor to numerous other books and Bibles, including the NIV Devotional Bible for WomenAlways There, the 2012 MOPS devotional; Tending the Soul, a devotional edited by the women of Moody Radio’s Midday Connection, and the Everyday Matters Bible (Hendrickson/Christianity Today, 2012). She has also served as co-editor and contributor of Growing Healthy Asian-American Churches (IVP, 2006) and has authored articles and posts for organizations and blogs such as Christianity Today, Leadership Journal, Sojourners, Jesus Creed, Christ and Pop Culture, and Today’s Christian Woman. Her writing has garnered numerous awards, most recently in 2013 with her winning essay for the “This Is Our City” contest sponsored by Christianity Today. In 2008, 2009, and 2011, she won awards in reporting and devotional writing from the Evangelical Press Association. Helen’s 1996 article on the “Silent Exodus” in the Asian American church is still widely regarded as the seminal piece reporting this trend; she followed up to that article 18 years later with her cover story on Asian American Christianity in CT. Helen is also a sought-after speaker who was recently featured in Rachel Held Evans’ list of Christian women speakers.

Helen also has interests in entrepreneurship and co-founded the Best Christian Workplaces with Al Lopus in 2002 to help Christian organizations improve the quality of their human resources management. She loves coming up with new ideas for organizations and ministries and seeing those ideas come to life.


Helen has a B.A. in bioethics from Williams College, an M.A. from Wheaton College (Communications/Theology), and an MBA from Babson College with a focus on entrepreneurship. She and her family attend Naperville Evangelical Covenant Church in the suburbs of Chicago.

Helen is married to talented classical pianist Brian Lee, a professor of music at Moody Bible Institute, and has three active, amazing boys whom she homeschooled for five years between 2009-2014.

Helen is honored to be represented by Chris Park at Foundry Media.