All Authors
Bob Bonnot

Father Bob Bonnot is the Executive Director of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests.

Father Bob Bonnot is the Executive Director of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests.

Barbara Born

Barbara is a freelance writer in Southern California with a passion for the multi-faceted synergy of faith and justice.  She has an academic background grounded in economics, with graduate degrees focused on public policy.  To enhance ministry outreach,  she completed Master Catechesis certification and a certificate in spiritual direction to accompany homeless women and men.

Barbara is a freelance writer in Southern California with a passion for the multi-faceted synergy of faith and justice.  She has an academic background grounded in economics, with graduate degrees focused on public policy.  To enhance ministry outreach,  she completed Master Catechesis certification and a certificate in spiritual direction to accompany homeless women and men.

Annie Burns

Annie Burns is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, and a former intern at FutureChurch.

Annie Burns is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, and a former intern at FutureChurch.

Diana Culbertson, OP

Diana Culbertson, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Peace is professor emerita at Kent State University where she directed the Undergraduate program in English, the program of Religious Studies and the graduate Program of Liberal Studies. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her MA in theology from Aquinas Institute of Theology. She is the former president of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion and a former Board member of FutureChurch. Her published works include The Poetics of Revelation: Recognition and the Narrative Tradition (Mercer UP); Rose Hawthorne Lathrop: Selected Writings (Paulist Press); Invisible Light: Poems about God (Columbia UP). She is a former editor and writer for the Center for Learning writing God in a World of Violence, The Meaning of Faith, The Meaning of Hope, The Scandal of the Parables, The Body of Christ, and Life in the World to Come. She has published in numerous literary journals and anthologies, and continues to write and lecture extensively.

Diana Culbertson, OP of the Dominican Sisters of Peace is professor emerita at Kent State University where she directed the Undergraduate program in English, the program of Religious Studies and the graduate Program of Liberal Studies. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her MA in theology from Aquinas Institute of Theology. She is the former president of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion and a former Board member of FutureChurch. Her published works include The Poetics of Revelation: Recognition and the Narrative Tradition (Mercer UP); Rose Hawthorne Lathrop: Selected Writings (Paulist Press); Invisible Light: Poems about God (Columbia UP). She is a former editor and writer for the Center for Learning writing God in a World of Violence, The Meaning of Faith, The Meaning of Hope, The Scandal of the Parables, The Body of Christ, and Life in the World to Come. She has published in numerous literary journals and anthologies, and continues to write and lecture extensively.

Judith Davis

Judith Davis, Ph.D. has more than 20 years as a Marian scholar and served as the academic consultant for FutureChurch's Mary of Nazareth series.

Judith Davis, Ph.D. has more than 20 years as a Marian scholar and served as the academic consultant for FutureChurch's Mary of Nazareth series.

Frances DeChant

Frances DeChant is a long-time FutureChurch member, supporter, and volunteer.

Frances DeChant is a long-time FutureChurch member, supporter, and volunteer.

Marie Graf

Marie Graf is a longtime FutureChurch member and past board chair. She currently serves as vice-chair on the FutureChurch board.

Marie Graf is a longtime FutureChurch member and past board chair. She currently serves as vice-chair on the FutureChurch board.

Luke Hansen SJ

Luke Hansen, S.J. is licentiate student at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome who has worked with FutureChurch to restore women deacons. An associate editor from 2012 to 2014, he still frequently writes for America.

Luke Hansen, S.J. is licentiate student at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome who has worked with FutureChurch to restore women deacons. An associate editor from 2012 to 2014, he still frequently writes for America.

Phil Marcin

Phil Marcin is a married Catholic priest and a member of the FutureChurch finance and development committees.

Phil Marcin is a married Catholic priest and a member of the FutureChurch finance and development committees.

Jennifer Mertens

Jennifer Mertens earned her Master of Divinity from the Catholic Theological Union. She completed her undergraduate studies at Saint Louis University and currently teaches religion at a Catholic high school in Cincinnati. She writes for National Catholic Reporter's Young Voices blog.

Jennifer Mertens earned her Master of Divinity from the Catholic Theological Union. She completed her undergraduate studies at Saint Louis University and currently teaches religion at a Catholic high school in Cincinnati. She writes for National Catholic Reporter's Young Voices blog.

Russ Petrus

Russ Petrus is co-director of FutureChurch.

Russ Petrus is co-director of FutureChurch.

Deborah Rose-Milavec

Deborah Rose-Milavec is FutureChurch co-director.

Deborah Rose-Milavec is FutureChurch co-director.

Sandra Y. Rueb

I am a 75 year old woman who has taught religious education. I am a Eucharistic Minister and involved in social justice projects like the Homeless Hospitality Center in New London, The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut and as a volunteer tutor in an after-school program for elementary kids in New London.

I am a 75 year old woman who has taught religious education. I am a Eucharistic Minister and involved in social justice projects like the Homeless Hospitality Center in New London, The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut and as a volunteer tutor in an after-school program for elementary kids in New London.

Christine Schenk, CSJ

Sr. Christine Schenk, CSJ, co-founder of FutureChurch is now director emerita.. Her National Catholic Reporter column “Simply Spirit” appears online twice a month and periodically in print.

Sr. Christine Schenk, CSJ, co-founder of FutureChurch is now director emerita.. Her National Catholic Reporter column “Simply Spirit” appears online twice a month and periodically in print.

Robin Senior

Robin Senior has been involved in parish and community life for all of her life. She has served on the Women in Church Leadership Advisory Board for FutureChurch for the last five years.

Robin Senior has been involved in parish and community life for all of her life. She has served on the Women in Church Leadership Advisory Board for FutureChurch for the last five years.

Gloria Ulterino

Gloria, an active Catholic lay woman is a preacher, storyteller, and leader of the Women of the Well storytelling group in Rochester, New York.

Gloria, an active Catholic lay woman is a preacher, storyteller, and leader of the Women of the Well storytelling group in Rochester, New York.