Raewynne J. Whiteley is a parish priest in Long Island. Born and raised in Australia, she came to the US to study Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1998, and like so many before her, stayed. As well as having a passion for preaching, which she expresses in parish ministry in Saint James, New York, she enjoys writing and teaching. She is Canon Theologian in the Diocese of Long Island, has presented continuing education programs, retreats, academic papers, public lectures and adult education events, and has taught preaching, theology, and women's studies at seminary and college level. She authored Steeped in the Holy: Preaching as Spiritual Practice, published in late 2007 and co-edited Get Up Off your Knees: Preaching the U2 Catalog; she has had published numerous chapters, articles and sermons, and convenes the history group of the Academy of Homiletics
Back in the parish, Raewynne spends her time as most clergy do: getting ready for Sunday mornings, visiting parishioners, dealing with the never-ending stream of administration, teaching, planning, and hanging out with families.
When not working, she enjoys hiking, knitting, kayaking, reading mystery novels, driving her Beetle, and spending time with her beloved cat, Bede, and occasionly moonlights as a ski instructor!
Her blog (as Canon Theologian) can be found at http://longisland.anglican.org/god-talk/