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 May of 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:

“’Without Corruption You Gave Birth to God the Word’: How We Understand Mary’s Virginity During Childbirth,” International Orthodox Theological Association Inaugural Conference in Iasi, Romania, January, 2019.

“The Significance of Motherhood for the Whole Church,” Half-Day Retreat on May 18, 2019 at St. Mary Orthodox Church, Falls Church, Virginia; details forthcoming.