Eric M. Schumacher is an author, podcaster, and songwriter. He is the author of The Good Gift of Weakness: God’s Strength Made Perfect in the Story of Redemption, Ours: Biblical Comfort for Men Grieving Miscarriage, and the novella My Last Name. With Elyse Fitzpatrick, he co-authored Worthy: Celebrating the Value of Women and Jesus & Gender: Living as Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Christian Living and Spiritual Formation Award of Merit winner in the 2023 Christianity Today Book Awards. With Jessika Sanders, he co-authored In His Hands: Prayers for Your Child or Baby in a Medical Crisis. Eric currently interviews guests on the Nothing is Wasted podcast and has hosted the Worthy podcast (with Elyse Fitzpatrick).
Eric earned a degree in communications from the University of Northern Iowa and an M.Div. in Biblical and Theological Studies from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Individual Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Eric and his wife Jenny live in Iowa with their five children. He serves as the Pastoral Ministry Director of the Baptist Convention of Iowa. He is a member of Grand Avenue Baptist Church of Ames and serves on the Board of Directors for Walk With You.