ULIT REVIEW BIOGRAPHIES

MEET OUR UKIRK ULIT REVIEWERS:

Karol Farris is pastor of Bluffton Presbyterian Church in Bluffton, Ohio. She previously served as the UKirk Campus Minister at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, and the Chaplain Intern at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio. Karol is a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Bellarmine University (M.A. Spirituality), and the University of Evansville (B.A. Music). She was ordained as a PC(USA) minister in 2014.

Sarah Logemann is a Masters of Divinity candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary. She has spent the last thirteen years working in congregations in Seattle, Ohio, New Jersey, and New York City engaging children, youth, college students, and young adults in spiritual formation. Sarah’s research areas include curriculum development and the role of wonder in Christian spirituality. She is a former ballerina, marathon runner, and Tour de France enthusiast.

Everett Miller is the Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater, OK and the Director of UKirk Stillwater.  He’s served two other churches and was an adjunct instructor at Southwestern College (UMC) in Winfield, Kansas. He earned an M.Div. from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a BA in English from Oklahoma State University.  He’s written for Presbyterians Today, Presbyterian Outlook, Norman Transcript, and Pop! Magazine. He’s currently working on his Certificate of Spiritual Formation at Columbia Theological Seminary.

Traci Smith has spent more than thirteen years helping families find meaningful connections in living their faith together. She is the author of two books with Chalice Press, Seamless Faith and Fellowship of Prayer (2015), and a contributor to Out of the Deep: Pastoring in Creative Space. Traci has a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and is pastor of Northwood Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, Texas, where she lives with her husband and two sons.

Tammy Wiens is a Mission Associate for Christian Formation in the PCUSA national office. Over the course of her ministry she has worn many vocational hats, including pastor, educator, curriculum writer, and college student advisor. She has a Ph.D. in Christian education and Congregational Studies from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL.  Her dissertation, “Educating Clergy Online: A pedagogical map to guide and assess spiritual integration” is a qualitative study of online theological education. The research supports the critical need for seminaries to implement curricular models that engage students’ spiritual and ministerial formation as well as support a community of learning both online and on campus.