Hello and welcome!
This blog is a portfolio of homilies, essays, and sundry reflections on life, theology, history, and popular culture.
I am a Minneapolis-based theologian, minister, and spiritual writer in the Anglican tradition. I serve as Community Engagement Coordinator for the Episcopal Cathedral of Saint Mark and as Coordinator of the Lilly Leadership for Community Project at Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary. I am training for priesthood in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota and am in religious discernment with the Oratory of the Good Shepherd.
I’m currently completing a post graduate Diploma in Anglican Studies at Bexley Seabury Theological Seminary. I hold an MA in Theology (with concentrations in Monastic Studies and Liturgy) from Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary and a BA in English (with minors in Theology and Gender and Women’s Studies) from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University.
My academic interests are in medieval monasticism, Christian discipleship, and the social significance of preaching. I think and write a great deal about the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Communion of Saints, liturgy, peace and justice, gender and sexuality, and mysticism. I enjoy baking and knitting and try (unsuccessfully) from time-to-time to paint with watercolor. I’m just starting to get into wood carving.
I was baptized Lutheran, raised evangelical, spent some time with the United Church of Christ, was catechized by Roman Catholic nuns and monks, and now hang my (Canterbury) cap with the Episcopal Church, where I am discerning religious life and ordination to the priesthood.
I blog less formally at Coram Deo. You’re welcome to join the conversation over there as well.