Dr. Jo Vitale is Dean of Studies at the Zacharias Institute and an itinerant speaker for RZIM. Prior to joining the US team, Jo was a speaker for RZIM Europe, where she also served in teaching and pastoral roles at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.
During her time in Oxford, Jo graduated with a theology MA, an MSt in Biblical interpretation, and a DPhil (PhD) in theology, each from the University of Oxford. Interested in the questions surrounding sexism and the Bible, Jo wrote her doctoral dissertation on the topic of how female beauty is depicted in the Old Testament.
Since joining RZIM, Jo has spoken internationally in a variety of contexts, including universities, businesses, churches, schools, conferences, and radio programs. She has also led several weeklong outreach events at universities in the US and the UK. Jo also teams up weekly with her husband, Dr. Vince Vitale, for RZIM’s Ask Away podcast.
Although a UK national, Jo is based at the Zacharias Institute in Atlanta, Georgia, where she and Vince live with their son, Raphael.
Jesus never tells me that I’m just a girl. He breaks down all the cultural stereotypes and turns prejudice on its head.