Authors

Jay M. Hanke

is a retired United Methodist pastor enjoying ministry settings from a different perspective, including local church teaching, mission work, consulting, spiritual direction, and hearing God's call to do occasional interim pastor work. The greater blessing of retirement is more time for marriage, family, travel, reading, and writing. Jay and his wife Harriett live in Winchester, VA.

Pamela C. Hawkins

is a pastor and writer living and serving in Nashville, Tennessee. She is currently Associate Pastor at Belmont United Methodist Church, and previously was Managing Editor for Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life. Pam is the published author of four books and several prayers and articles. She is especially together in ministries of spiritual formation, reconciliation, and prayer.

Cecily Jones

is a Sister of Loretto and currently resides at Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Kentucky, where she does some retreat work, spiritual direction, and a bit of writing and speaking, mostly about the impact of cosmology and evolution upon Christian spirituality.

Joe McHugh

is a spiritual director, retreat leader, teacher and writer. He is the author of Startled by God: Wisdom for Unexpected Places and writes regularly for a variety of publications. Joe’s work was featured in The Best Catholic Spiritual Writing 2012. He received a residential writing grant in 2014 from the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research and teaches in the Spiritual Direction Certification Program at Southern Methodist University.

Roger Owens

is Associate Professor of Leadership and Ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He is the author of Abba, Give Me a Word: The Path of Spiritual Direction.

Christine Valters Paintner

is the online Abbess of AbbeyoftheArts.com, a global, virtual monastery nurturing contemplative practice and creative expression. She is the author of seven books on monasticism and the arts including The Artist’s Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom and her most recent book , The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within. Christine is a Benedictine oblate living out her commitment as a monk in the world in Galway, Ireland, with her husband, John. Together they lead pilgrimages and live out the monastic way in the world.

Elaine M. Prevallet, SL

is a Sister of Loretto and currently resides at Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Kentucky, where she does some retreat work, spiritual direction, and a bit of writing and speaking, mostly about the impact of cosmology and evolution upon Christian spirituality.

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.

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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