Dr. Cunningham is a Christian educator whose ministry experience includes staff positions in youth ministry and Christian education in the local church. She was a contributor to The Life Recovery Bible; Foundations of Ministry: An Introduction to Christian Education for a New Generation; Baker Dictionary of Christian Education; The Journal of Higher Education; and Theological Education. Her work has appeared in Children's Ministry Magazine and Faculty Dialogue. She continues to be involved in the local church, serving as a consultant and retreat speaker and developing teacher training workshops. Dr. Cunningham is an Instructional Consultant for the Center for Faculty Development at Biola University.