Taking the scenic route is a metaphor for my curiosity to experience life from other perspectives, but it also describes my peripatetic reality. Presently I find myself in the San Francisco Bay Area where I live with my husband Tony, our three children, and our dog Stella, but I call home everywhere from New England to the Midwest, Washington, D.C., France, Atlanta, Seattle, Miami, Memphis, and The Kingdom of Bahrain.
My family and I find adventure in traveling to far away places, exploring big cities, tasting new foods, and racing downhill on our bikes. I delight in sunny afternoons and a good book, snowy evenings and a board game, and always taking the scenic route —much to the chagrin of my family.
I have worked in the fields of human rights and peacemaking, taught French, and most recently, I’ve worked as pastor and chaplain. I hold a BA in International Studies and Foreign Languages from American University School of International Studies, and an MDiv from Yale Divinity School. I am a certified candidate for ordained ministry in the Presbyterian Church USA and am in the thick of uncharted territory exploring ways to redefine how to be the Church in a changing world.
Erin K. Grayson