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.
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.
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.
“Purifying the Churching Prayers: Reconciling the Post-Childbirth Prayers with the Church’s Theology of the Body,” New Directions in Orthodox Thought and Practice Conference in Oslo, Norway, December 2018.
“’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, 2018.