Catherine Cavanagh

is a chaplain at St Mary CHS in Brockville Ontario. She is also pursuing a doctoral degree through Regis College, University of Toronto focusing on questions of justice, hospitality and narrative in high school chaplaincy. An avid storyteller and speaker, Catherine plays with the interweave between biblical texts and the stories of our time to look for meaning and purpose. The author of Women Priests: Answering the Call, she welcomes visits at

Deborah Smith Douglas

has degrees in literature and law, training in spiritual direction, and is a member of the Episcopal Church. A Camaldolese Benedictine oblate, she has led retreats in the United States and Britain. A frequent contributor to Weavings, she is the author of The Praying Life: Seeking God in All Things and, with her husband David Douglas, co-author of Pilgrims in the Kingdom: Travels in Christian Britain.

Steve Georgiou

teaches at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He is the author of The Way of the Dreamcatcher, Mystic Street, and The Isle of Monte Cristo, an award-winning spiritual trilogy on the poet-sage Robert Lax (1915-2000). Dr. Georgiou's newest title is In the Beginning Was Love: Contemplative Words of Robert Lax. He also creates contemporary Eastern Orthodox

Heidi Grogan

is an award-winning writer and instructor at St. Mary’s University’s Humanities 101 Program, supporting marginalized learners overcome obstacles to education. Prior to this she worked for two decades with Servants Anonymous Society, an agency supporting sexually exploited women. Heidi is also is an adjunct instructor at Ambrose University College, teaching on the spiritual mystics and social justice. She earned her MCS in Spiritual Theology from Regent College and she her family live in Calgary at the foothills of the Canadian Rockies.

Charlotte Martinson Gronseth

was born in China where she spent much of her childhood. She has taught in Germany, Taiwan, and China as well as the U.S. Maintaining a deep connection with China, she co-founded an organization ministering to Chinese in the U.S., another serving in China. Charlotte and late husband retired in Minnesota, currently near three grown children.

Lindsey Krinks

is the Director of Street Chaplaincy and Education and co-founder of Open Table Nashville, a homeless outreach nonprofit. A member of Amos House Community and the Nashville Homeless Organizing Coalition, she is dedicated to journeying with those who are marginalized, both on and off the streets. Lindsey blogs about her ministry and experiences at Dry Bones Rattling

Sandy Mayle

is a poet who writes to express and encourage devotion to God, and to declare and celebrate His devotion to us. She and her husband, Dave, are empty-nesters living in Erie, Pennsylvania. They have three adult sons and three grandchildren. Sandy’s favorite pastimes include reading, relaxing at their camp in the Allegheny foothills, and refreshing spiritually with solitary retreats at a nearby Benedictine monastery.

Claire McKeever-Burgett

is Program Interpretation Manager for Upper Room Ministries in Nashville, TN, helping to tell The Upper Room's stories in compelling ways. She is an ordained Alliance of Baptist pastor and writes often at In addition to writing, Claire spends her free time dancing, singing, reading, and walking with her husband, Adam, and their beloved dogs, Roxy and Bella.

Robert Corin Morris

is the founder and former executive director of Interweave, an ecumenical and interfaith learning center in Summit, NJ and a co-founder of the Newark Interfaith Coalition for Hope and Peace, which facilitates interfaith dialogue and cooperation in facing social challenges. An Episcopal priest, trained spiritual director, and chaplain to clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, he is the author of three books, Wrestling with Grace, Suffering and the Courage of God: Exploring How Grace and Suffering Meet, and Provocative Grace: The Challenge in Jesus' Words.

Brad Sartor

is a United Methodist licensed local pastor in his native state of Mississippi. He studies spiritual theology and loves to write and share what he learns from his studies and from his own experience. Home life with Mandy, his wife of nineteen years and their two children whom they home school, along with pastoral work, provides plenty of “experience” about which to write. Brad also enjoys hiking and camping, playing the piano and writing poetry.

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