Reverend Kyndall Rae Rothaus is a spiritual guide, preacher, poet, and feminist theologian. She often works with people on the margins of the church, and she is particularly interested in religious trauma, feminist spirituality, mystical traditions, and the intersection of systemic oppression and soul work.
Kyndall brings a deep reverence for the individual to her work. She is moved by people’s stories and trusts their experience. Her practice as a spiritual director is intuitive, creative, and trauma-informed.
She is the author of Preacher Breath and an occasional writer for various publications such as Working Preacher, Baptist News Global, and Ethics Daily. She is the co-founder of Nevertheless She Preached, a preaching event led and designed by women. Kyndall considers the spoken word her primary art form, and she loves to share her poetry and preaching with the world.
Kyndall is the adoptive mom of a delightful, rambunctious, red-headed toddler named Leila and the foster mom/godmom to an affectionate, wide-eyed toddler nicknamed "Blakey" (yep, that's two two-year-olds all under her roof!) Kyndall's girlfriend, Alivia Stehlik, provides amazing support both to her work and her parenting, and Alivia is badass in her own right. (Alivia one was one of the first active-duty transgender service members to testify before Congress in 2019.)
Kyndall completed her spiritual direction certification through The Haden Institute, which specializes in the Jungian Mystical tradition. She has a Masters of Divinity from Baylor University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Southern Nazarene University. She has spent ten years as minister, first as a chaplain to college students, then as Senior Pastor of churches in San Antonio and Waco. She was ordained in 2011.