REV. DR. NELAVALA GNANA PRASUNA is an ordained minister of the South Andhra Lutheran Church (SALC) and currently serves as the Professor in the Department of Theology and Ethics and Dean of Graduate Studies at GLTC. She has completed her B.D. and M.Th. degrees and has bagged prestigious academic awards of Gurukul such as General Proficiency Prize and first prize in Biblical Hebrew. She has secured her doctoral degree (D.Th.) from Gurukul and the title of her dissertation is “A Feminist Hermeneutical Study of Dalit Women in South Andhra Lutheran Church.” She has been involved in pastoral ministry for three years and has almost eighteen years of experience as theological educator with administrative experience in various levels as Registrar and Principal of theological seminaries. She has participated and presented academic papers in various national and international conferences. In addition, she also serves as the Regional Expression Officer for Communion in Asia of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF).