Wendy Claire Barrie writes about faith formation and parenting. She's the author of Faith at Home: A Handbook for Cautiously Christian Parents and is at work on a new book about intergenerational ministry called The Church Post-Sunday School. She haphazardly blogs at www.wendyclairebarrie.com. An editor at Church Publishing, Wendy has previously served seven Episcopal parishes in children, youth and family ministry since 1989. She is mostly famous for her brown-sugar chocolate-chip cookies and California-style tacos. She and her husband Phil Fox Rose are raising their teenage son in Brooklyn, where they also have a storage unit so as to avoid having to get rid of a single book.
Roger Hutchison is the Director of Christian Formation and Parish Life at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston. An artist who paints with children and adults in a variety of contexts, he is the author of several books including Jesus: God Among Us, The Painting Table, and The Very Best Day. Roger serves as the chair of the Forma Council and is a member of the National Association of Grieving Children and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. He lives with his family outside of Houston, Texas.
Melissa Rau is the Director of Partnerships and New Initiatives at Episcopal Church Foundation. She is responsible for managing partnerships and collaborations, including Forma, and discerns and develops strategic solutions for Episcopal faith communities through consulting and coaching. She is especially passionate about leadership and discipleship.
Prior to joining ECF, Melissa was very active as a Lead Consultant with Ministry Architects, an organization that provides consulting for churches in a number of different capacities. She’s currently enrolled at General Theological Seminary. Living just outside of Philly, she is married to Mike, an Episcopal priest and rector. They have two daughters and a son. She loves to read and is particularly fond of giraffes and the color orange.