Our Writers

When you read articles on Building Faith, you are learning from ministry leaders in the field. Our authors are practitioners – women and men, lay and clergy – representing a wide variety of settings and denominations.

Featured Writers for 2017

Santi Rodriguez

Articles by Santi Rodriguez

Santi Rodriguez is the Youth Minister at Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia. He specializes in spiritual formation and the relationship between prayer and social media. Santi is married and has a son, age 8. He enjoys photography, running, classic films, and reading biographies.


Christine Hides

Articles by Christine Hides

Christine Hides is Director of Ministries with Children and Youth at Northbrook United Methodist Church in Illinois. A deacon candidate, child advocate, and mother of teenagers, Christine is passionate about finding creative ways to help children, youth and families incorporate faith into everyday life. Christine blogs about faith formation at christinevhides.com


Matthew Kozlowski

Articles by Matthew Kozlowski

Matthew Kozlowski manages, edits, and writes for Building Faith. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife Danielle and two young daughters. Throughout his career he has been a teacher, camp counselor, school chaplain, camp chaplain, Sunday school teacher, parish priest, and Alpha coordinator.

Charlotte Greeson

Articles by Charlotte Hand Greeson

Charlotte Hand Greeson shares her passion for formation as a manager, editor, and writer for Building Faith. In addition, she assesses curriculum for the Center for Ministry of Teaching and speaks on formation on behalf of the CMT. Charlotte takes seriously Paul’s injunction in his letter to the Romans to “Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep,” living this out in social media ministry. A 22-year military spouse, she currently lives in California.

Dorothy Linthicum

Articles by Dorothy Linthicum

Dorothy Linthicum, an instructor at Virginia Theological Seminary, has studied and taught courses and workshops about older adult spirituality and ministry at the seminary, at conferences, and for churches and dioceses. She contributed chapters about on adults for The Seasons of Adult Formation and a special issue of Lifelong Faith Journal.  Dorothy also maintains the curriculum collection at the Center for the Ministry of Teaching and coordinates annual Vacation Bible School reviews.

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