Raj Nadella was born in India and recently earned his Ph.D. in New Testament at Union Theological Seminary. He has taught at The College of William & Mary, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, and Adrian College . His book on Luke, entitled "Dialogue Not Dogma: Many Voices in the Gospel of Luke" is being published by Continuum/T & T Clark. He has also published several articles on postcolonial interpretations of New Testament texts. He is in the early stages of ordination of process in the PCUSA.
He lives in Chicago with his wife Amy, who teaches at Loyola University. Raj and Amy have a two-year old daughter, Divya. He loves cooking and spending time with his wife and daughter. He enjoys playing chess and ping-pong and watching movies.