Reading Red Letters is a blog that has developed over the past decade as my faith has grown and matured. Its name alludes to the style of many Bibles which print the words of Christ in red ink – therefore, a “red letter reader” is one who reads the Gospel. This blog serves as a place for me to explore, in community with you, my faith journey and my theological development as I complete seminary (so please, be gentle – I’ve barely got my feet wet!).
A lifelong Christian who was raised in the United Methodist church, I have been a confirmed member of The Episcopal Church since 2007, and am currently pursuing a Master of Theological Studies at Nashotah House Theological Seminary and a Certificate of Theology and the Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary. I earned my BA (double major: English and theatre) from Wake Forest University and my MFA in performing arts management from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. I worship at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, GA where I am a lay volunteer with several ministries, including the Cathedral Chapter (vestry).
By day I am an experienced nonprofit professional in Metro Atlanta and who serves as the Executive Director for the Episcopal Charities Foundation (ECF), funding outreach ministries in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. My previous roles include Development Director for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Special Events & Board Manager for the Alliance Theatre. In addition, I am a nonprofit and management consultant at my firm, Tizzy Consulting, and I am an involved member in Atlanta’s nonprofit community, with volunteer positions and board service at several organizations. Learn more on LinkedIn
When I’m not busy working, studying, or volunteering, I enjoy reading voraciously, consuming all things Star Wars, baking and cooking, drinking a good cup of coffee or glass of wine, and experiencing the arts and culture community in Atlanta.
PLEASE NOTE: I do not speak on behalf of the Episcopal Church, my employer, my parish, my seminary, or any other organization with whom I am affiliated. My views are my own. This blog serves as a space for me to think through my own developing theology; my views may be in flux, in development, or changing altogether.