Fabulous Contributors

Your Easter will be even more fabulous than ever, thanks to these Fabulous Contributors. And Jesus. We don’t ever want to forget the most Fabulous One. But addition to Our Lord, we want to introduce you to this line-up of people who are offering readings, reflections, and responses for the whole 50 days of Easter. Go Team! Go Easter! Go Jesus!

Enjoy reading the contributor bios below, log onto their respective website and blogs, and by all means buy their books! (where applicable).

Each week we will also feature two amazing and fabulous members of the Forward Movement staff. If you haven’t yet, check out the Forward Movement website for all sorts of fabulousness.

The Rev. Laurie Brock serves as the rector of St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church in Lexington, Kentucky and is delighted to serve where she can cheer for the Alabama Crimson Tide in football and the Kentucky Wildcats in basketball. She blogs at Dirty Sexy Ministry, tweets at @drtysxyministry, is the author of an upcoming book on the spirituality of horses from Paraclete Press. She has co-authored a previous book for Church Publishing and has contributed to many books, including There’s a Woman in the Pulpit: Christian Clergywomen Share Their Hard Days, Holy Moments and the Healing Power of Humor (SkyLight Paths).  When she’s not doing priest things, she is letting her horse Nina (The Official Lent Madness Horse) teach her about patience and peace.

The Rev. Megan Castellan is Assistant Rector, and Chaplain at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Day School, Kansas City, Missouri.  She is excited to be one of the few clergy to have a title (ARC) that is also a geometric figure, though why this fact has proved less amusing at parties, she can’t imagine.  Her ongoing adventures and strong opinions are chronicled in her blog Red Shoes, Funny Shirt  and on Twitter @revlucymeg. (She also writes on Mondays for the Episcopal Cafe, though the snark factor is significantly lower there.) In her spare time, she enjoys singing, cooking, being obsessive about television comedy, and marshaling the forces of the Ginger Rescue Squad, otherwise known as her rescue dog and rescue cat.

Anna Fitch Courie is an army wife, nurse, layperson, and the author of Christ Walk: A 40 Day Spiritual Fitness Program (Church Publishing 2015). She is has just completed her rookie season as a Lent Madness Celebrity Blogger to rave reviews. Anna finds her calling where health and spirituality intersect. She will be searching for the saint that has walked the most “Christ Walk” miles and determining if they lead healthy lives. Read her blog Christ Walk and follow her on twitter @christwalk1. In her spare time, she fights cancer, consults in public health, and runs the “Christ Walk” program at various churches. In her dream world, she hikes the El Camino and Mount Rainier, sails, travels, cooks, reads, and attends every Clemson football game each season. Home is currently in Virginia, but really, home is wherever the Army (and God) sends her.

The Rev. Scott Gunn is an Episcopal priest and self-confessed technophile. He serves as the Executive Director of Forward Movement in Cincinnati, OH, whose historic mission is “to reinvigorate the life of the church.” Scott is also a Deputy to General Convention, which will raise or lower his “street cred” depending on your perspective. Though Scott is happily married and the proud owner of two dogs, he will never, ever have ferrets at home. His blog is Seven whole days, where you’ll read church rants and raves, thoughts about technology, and random musings. You can find him on FacebookTwitterflickr, or LinkedIn.

The Rev. Maria Kane is an Episcopal priest, historian of American religion, and native Texan. She currently lives outside Washington, D.C., where she serves as rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Waldorf, Maryland (and remains unabashed in her love for Washington’s archrival, the Dallas Cowboys). In her free time, Maria loves reading, cooking, kayaking, and spoiling her godchildren. She can be found on Twitter @mariaconchia.

The Rev. Tim Schenck is rector of the Episcopal Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, Massachusetts, on the South Shore of Boston and the creator of the wildly popular lenten devotion Lent Madness. He is the author of four books full of humor and faith including the recently released Father Tim’s Church Survival Guide (Morehouse 2015) and Dust Bunnies in the Basket: Finding God in Lent & Easter (Forward Movement 2015). When he’s not tending to his parish, drinking coffee, or blogging at Clergy Confidential, he’s likely hanging out with his family that includes his wife Bryna, two teenage sons Benedict and Zachary, his dog Delilah, and a ferret named Mimi, who is active on Twitter, much to Fr. Tim’s chagrin. Friend him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @FatherTim.





2 thoughts on “Fabulous Contributors

  1. Paul Kelley

    You are a very impressive group. I have become somewhat involved with you through Lent Madness which I enjoyed and from which I believe I learned a great deal. I am curious to learn what I may from the 50 days of fabulous, which seems to promise an additional way to continue what has been begun through Lent Madness. Both seem to be excellent ways to keep faith in Jesus alive and interesting. I am an 84 year old more or less retired lawyer although recently I have been involved in a matter which interfered with some of my Lent Madness participation. More importantly I am a practicing Catholic who has been educated entirely through Catholic institutions from parochial school through Jesuit college and law school. I am not about to change but I am very interested in ecumenical matters. Needless to say I am particularly impressed by the number of women priests in your group. In the town in which I live, Reading Massachusetts, in addition to the two Catholic Churches with only male priests we have a Methodist and Episcopal churches both of which have women ministers, a Baptist Church which has a woman associate minister and a Unitarian-Universalist Church whose minister is a gay man who has succeeded a previous female minister. Times are changing and I hope we will learn and grow from and with these changes. Peace and joy to all.


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