Lora is passionate about building inclusive communities and nurturing the spirituality of contemplatives-in-action. She holds a PhD in Medieval Christianity and teaches courses on medieval history, early Christianity, and women and Christianity at the University of Arkansas. Lora served for two years as a Jesuit Volunteer in Kathmandu, Nepal, and directed Episcopal Service Corps programs for five years. Born in Montana and raised in Arizona and California, Lora loves camping and hiking in almost every landscape. Lora and her husband Josh are the parents of Zadok (4) and Aletta (2), who keep her more silly than serious whether she likes it or not.