Updated: May 24, 2022
Gena Thomas is a writer, a faith wrestler, a wife, and a mom. She and her husband, Andrew, have been married for 11 years and they have two children, a 9-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl. Gena works as a program coordinator for the National Immigration Program at World Relief. She has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition and in Christianity Today among other publications, and published her first book, A Smoldering Wick: Igniting Missions Work with Sustainable Practices in 2016. Published in 2019, Gena's second book, Separated by the Border: A Birth Mother, a Foster Mother, and a Migrant Child's 3,000-Mile Journey unpacks the story of reuniting her Honduran foster daughter with her family after separation at the US border. Alisa & The Coronavirus is Gena's first children's book, self-published in April 2020.