I am a theologian, trustee, writer, professor, lifelong Orthodox Christian, amateur naturalist, Hospice caregiver, friend, wife, and mother of five living in the Pacific Northwest.

Coming soon:

My book, Maternal Body: A Theology of Incarnation from the Christian East, will be published by Paulist Press in 2019. Maternal Body both reflects on the deeply intertwined physicality and spirituality of motherhood mirrored in Orthodox icons and hymns, and considers our embodied, incarnate existence through the fresh lens of the maternal body.

Recently published:

The Reception of the Holy and Great Council: Reflections of Orthodox Christian Women, ed. Carrie Frederick Frost (New York: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, and Interfaith Affairs, 2018). This volume includes thirty essays by an international group of Orthodox Christian women who offer a diversity of responses to the Holy and Great Council of 2016 and meaningful reflections on the conciliar life of the Church at large. It includes an essay of mine, “A Legacy of Inclusion: Women and Future Councils,” and is available for purchase on the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Marketplace.

Upcoming presentations:

“The Very Hour of Giving Birth” or “The Fortieth Day”: When Are Mothers Welcome Back to Church After Childbirth and Why?”, Orthodox Theological Society of America at Holy Cross Hellenic College in Brookline, MA, October 18, 2018.

“The Call to Revive the Female Diaconate: Thirty Years After Rhodes Panel Discussion,” St. Phoebe Center for the Deaconess Conference at Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenview (Chicago), IL, Saturday, November 3.