Born in the former Yugoslavia, Lidija Novakovic received B.D. and Th.M. degrees from the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Rüschlikon, Switzerland. After finishing her Ph.D. at Princeton Theological Seminary, she began teaching at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn., where she is currently serving as associate professor of biblical and theological studies. Lidija Novakovic is married and has two children.