Kristi McLelland

Professor at Williamson College and founder of New Lens Bible Studies



Kristi McLelland is a speaker, teacher, and professor at Williamson College in Franklin, TN. The founder and director of New Lens Biblical Studies, she is passionate about helping people understand the Bible in its original cultural context. Since 2007, Kristi has enjoyed setting biblical tables in the United States, as well as leading teams on biblical study trips to Israel, Italy, Turkey, & Greece. Her rabbinic, engaging style positions students of all ages to encounter and be transformed by God’s goodness. Lifeway recently released her 7 week series on “Jesus and Women” and daughters all over the world are enjoying her dynamic message of other women who came face to face with the living God and walked away lifted up out of their shame and restored to honor.

Kristi also brings a message on “Generosity” seen through the Lens of the dialogue that Jesus walked and lived in, with true Biblical influence which is excellent for both men and women. A Biblical Culturalist, Kristi studied and trained under Dr. Jim Martin, Rabbi Ken Alpren, and the world-renowned Israeli archaeologist Dr. Gabi Barkay. The message Kristi brings is powerful and life-changing and all who sit at the Table with her do not leave empty; they come away full and with renewed passion to “do” the Word of God.