The Episcopal Café is operated by volunteers who give their time to this ministry. Most of our work is done in teams, with teams devoted to news (The Lead), features (The Magazine) and spiritual reflection (Speaking to the Soul).
Jon White is the Managing Editor and Director of Episcopal Café, Ltd the non-profit corporation created to support the work of the Café. Jon is Rector of St Luke’s Episcopal Church in Camillus, NY and was formerly Rector at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Beckley, WV. He is a graduate of Portland State University in Oregon and Bexley Hall Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. Jon’s passions in the church are evangelism and formation. Besides the Church, Jon also has interests in urban planning, American cultural history, geology and anything created by Joss Whedon.
The News Team
John B. Chilton is an economist, who has taught in universities around the world and who now teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and his PhD in Economics from Brown University. His academic interests are applied game theory, industrial organization, labor economics, public policy, and poverty.
Rosalind Hughes is a former UK resident now happily settled in the Cleveland, OH area where she is Rector of the Church of the Epiphany in Euclid. Rosalind is a graduate of Keble College of Oxford University and Bexley Hall Seminary. Apart from general parish duties and the Episcopal Cafe, she enjoys leading Prayer Writing retreats, writing poetry, knitting, and playing with cats.
Jimmy Abbott is the rector of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Spring, Texas. Since his call in 2012, the congregation has doubled in size, launched five missional communities in the surrounding neighborhood, and broken ground on construction for a new worship space. He graduated from the University of Texas in 2006 with a degree in history and from the Virginia Theological Seminary in 2010, where he wrote his thesis, “A Loud and Ungrounded Noise: The Antiwar Movement in the Episcopal Church during the Vietnam War.” His wife is a physical therapist who cares primarily for the elderly and those with Parkinson’s Disease.
Jordan Trumble is a parish priest in the Diocese of West Virginia where she also serves as Program Director at Peterkin Camp and Conference Center. She is a graduate of Capital University and Yale Divinity School/Berkeley Divinity School at Yale and is an alumna of both the Episcopal Urban Interm Program in Los Angeles and St. Hilda’s House in New Haven. Her interests include the religious landscape of the millennial generation and the intersection of food and faith. She tweets at @JordanTrumble.
Cara Modisett lives in Roanoke, Va., where she serves as music director at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church and staff collaborative pianist at Radford University. She is also an adjunct English instructor and literary magazine advisor at Ferrum College. From 2014 until 2016 she served as Minister of Communication for Church of the Holy Communion (Episcopal) in Memphis, Tennessee and prior to that, she was communications advisor and editor of Epiphany for the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia. She holds an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from Goucher College and undergraduate degrees in English and piano performance from James Madison University. Cara was editor of the regional Blue Ridge Country magazine for five years; associate editor for city and regional publications for 12; and a reporter, producer and on-air announcer for WVTF public radio for more than a decade. In summer 2015 she served as curator and writer for the Prayers of the People for the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church. She tweets at @CaraModisett.
Speaking to the Soul
Kimberly Knowle-Zeller is an ordained ELCA pastor, mother of two, and spouse of an ELCA pastor. She lives with her family in Cole Camp, MO. You can read more at her website: http://kimberlyknowlezeller.com or follow her work on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KimberlyKnowleZeller/
Leslie Scoopmire is a priest in the Diocese of Missouri, serving as an assisting priest at Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis. She is a retired US history and English teacher. A native Tulsan and fourth-generation Oklahoman, she is a reader, mom, and musician. Her website is http://abidinginhope.
Tricia Gates Brown is an everyday theologian working as a writer and novelist, garden designer, and emotional wellness coach on the north coast of Oregon. After completing an MA in theology then a PhD from the University of St. Andrews in 2000, I continued to pursue my studies—self-educating in areas of theology, spirituality, and the emotional life. At TheologyOfNonviolentResistance
Kristin Fontaine is an itinerant Episcopalian, crafter, hobbyist, and unstoppable organizer of everything. Advent is her favorite season, but she thinks about the meaning of life and her relationship to God year-round. It all spills out in the essays she writes. She and her husband own Dailey Data Group, a statistical consulting company.
Laurie Gudim works is a religious iconographer and writer in Fort Collins, Colorado. You can view some of her work at Everyday Mysteries.She has recently published her novel, Loving the Six-Toed Jesus, available from Amazon.
Dana Kramer-Rolls is a parishioner at All Souls Parish, Episcopal, Berkeley, California and earned her master’s degree and PhD from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California.
Features Team (the Magazine and From All Points podcast)
Charles Wilson is rector of St. Philip Episcopal Church, an historic African-American parish, in Columbus, Ohio. He is a graduate of Bexley Hall (Columbus) and a native of Holyoke, Massachusetts. He and his wife have two children in middle school and live in Columbus. Fr. Charles has served in diocesan leadership roles and is a member of The Gathering of Leaders.
Amy Haynie is an Episcopal priest in the continuing Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, TX. She serves as Clergy Associate at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, TX. Amy earned her M.Div. from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas with a Certificate in Anglican Studies. She and her spouse have two young adult sons, three other other young adults who have unofficially adopted them, and two very old dogs. Life is never boring.