Charlie came to Wipf and Stock in July of 2006 in the midst of working on a dissertation on John Howard Yoder and St. Augustine under the direction of Stanley Hauerwas at Duke University (completed in 2008). His main interests are theology and ethics, and he has a particular fondness for political theology and for interdisciplinary work oriented towards the upbuilding of the local church. His wife, the Rev. Erin Angela Martin, is an elder in the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church and serves Wesley United Methodist Church, where Charlie is also a member. Charlie and Erin have two gorgeous young boys (Elijah, 6, and Rowan, 3), and two wonderful young-adult daughters that we began fostering in North Carolina and adopted after moving to Oregon (Krysten Kitchens, 22, and Katie Kitchens, 21). When it comes to play, Charlie loves the outdoors: snowboarding, hiking, cycling, and running are a few of my favorite things. He’s also grown to love watching track and field on account of Eugene being home to the Yankee Stadium of the sport—the legendary Hayward Field.