Gayle Boss

is a freelance writer who, with her husband, is raising two sons in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her essay "Overshadowed" appeared in the XXVII/1 issue of Weavings. She is finishing a book titled All Creation Waits: Animals as Icons in Advent.

Catherine Cavanagh

works as Chaplaincy Leader at St. Mary Catholic High School in Brockville, Ontario. She is currently also pursuing a D.Min. degree at the University of Toronto with a research focus on Ministry for Social Justice with Youth. After twenty years in education both in Canada and abroad, she still learns daily from her students about the necessity of conversation, the importance of humor, and the constancy of God's grace. The author of Women Priests: Answering the Call, she welcomes visits at

Maria A. Kane

a native of Texas, is an Episcopal priest and historian of American Religion. She has served as both a parish priest and school chaplain. Her greatest delight, however, is in being a godmother to two of the world's most adorable godchildren.

Suzanne Mayer

a Sister of the Immaculate Heart, is Coordinator, Pastoral and Theological Studies at Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania. In addition to a private counseling practice, she leads retreats and works as a consultant to a number of religious congregations.

Kara Lassen Oliver

is a freelance editor and writer working in the United States and southern Africa. She loves poetry, hiking, yoga, and time with her family. Kara holds a master’s degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School and lives in Nashville Tennessee.

Harold J. Recinos

is professor of Church and Society at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. An ordained United Methodist minister, Recinos served a Latino parish on the Lower East Side of Manhattan for seven years and worked in community development for The United Methodist Church’s Board of Global Ministries. His writing includes Hear the Cry! A Latino Pastor Challenges the Church; Who Comes in the Name of the Lord? Jesus at the Margins; and Jesus Weeps: Global Encounters on Our Doorstep.

David Rensberger

lives in the Atlanta area, where he works primarily as an independent scholar, writer, and workshop and retreat leader. He and his wife belong to the Atlanta Mennonite Fellowship and to Oakhurst Baptist Church. He is also an Associate of the Order of Ecumenical Franciscans.

Wendy M. Wright

is Professor of Theology at Creighton University and holds the John C. Kenefick Faculty Chair in the Humanities. Wright is the author of fifteen books, the most recent of which is The Lady of the Angels and Her City: A Marian Pilgrimage. She and her husband, Roger Bergman, are the parents of three and grandparents of three.

Flora Slosson Wuellner

a retired ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, is well-known throughout the United States and Europe for her writings and retreat leadership that focus on the inner healing God freely offers through Christ. She has been involved in a specialized ministry of spiritual renewal for over 40 years and has written 14 books on individual and communal healing. Flora currently lives in Fair Oaks, California.

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