About the Author

Judith Perry Carpenter is an Episcopal priest with a Doctor of Ministry degree in Feminist Liberation Theology and Ministry from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Following earlier work in youth ministry, she served twelve years as chaplain at Dana Hall, a boarding school for girls from around the world located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. She then moved to Tenants Harbor, Maine, as one of the founders of Greenfire, a wom­en’s retreat house. For fifteen years, her Greenfire ministry involved participating in deep personal and spiritual conversations with peo­ple, primarily women, from any faith tradition or none and from many other countries. Judith is the author of Peacework Quilt: 365 Meditative Offerings, which was published in 2009. Currently liv­ing in Rockland, Maine, near three of her four children and her five granddaughters, Judith seeks to balance family life, the contempla­tive path, and a shared ministry of encouragement to youth workers with her husband, Jack.