Dr Nadine Bowers Du Toit is Associate Professor in 'Theology and Development' in the Department of Practical Theology and Missiology at the University of Stellenbosch (SU). She holds an MTh (2002) and PhD in Theology (2005) specializing in Theology and Development from SU and has published in the fields of theology and development, gender and ethics. The majority of her research has focused on the role of local congregations and Faith Based Organizations in addressing the pressing intersections of race, class and gender within the South African context. She has received grants for several projects in the field of faith and development with her most recent research is entitled “Does faith matter? Exploring the role of the Faith Based Organization as Civil Society role player”. She is the outgoing chairperson of the Practical Theology Society of South Africa and currently serves as the vice president of the International Academy of Practical Theology. Besides lecturing, publishing and supervising postgraduate students, Nadine is often invited to address congregations, church leaders and FBOs on the church’s role in development. She serves on the board of two local FBOs in Cape Town, South Africa, and as the director of the Unit for Religious and Development Research which is based at SU.