My Story

 

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Educated in Journalism, I worked for over 10 years in the fields of journalism and marketing. My love for writing and research continues to be part of my professional pursuits. 

This project is born out of my own process toward deeper theological understanding. Feeling the church didn’t offer what I was looking for, I journeyed to Seminary where I received an M.Div from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia in New York, focusing in Systematic Theology. I am passionate about reaching people who are in a place similar to where I was several years ago - providing them (and the organizations, churches, and schools that serve them) with an opportunity to deepen their faith and walk, through biblical and theological education. 

I am an ordained minister with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) serving as the Minister of Christian Education at Broadway Presbyterian Church, as well as the Director of Marketing and Digital Education at Westar Institute — an organization dedicated to bridging the gap between religious scholarship and culture. I also work as an adjunct professor, and as a chaplain in the Air Force Reserves.

I’ve written for sites like Christianity TodayPatheos, and Sojourners among others; and spoken at events like Wild Goose, The Parliament of Worlds Religions, and the American Academy of Religion. My work is featured in several books including Uncontrolling Love and Preaching as Resistance

I live in NYC (and believe that “people living anywhere else have to be in some sense kidding”) with my husband of 15 years, Ryan (who has been described as “the most interesting man in the world"), and my toddler, Junia (whose grandparents describe her as the most interesting baby in the world).  

Why "The Acropolis Project"? I explain it all here.