About “Woman, in Progress…”
Solo Pastor of a congregation, emerging leader within my denomination, happily married to my soul mate, mother of 2 beautiful and vivacious daughters, homeowner. I thought I was where God desired me to be for present and preparation of future until…
Through holy discontent the Spirit blazed and turned my life and the life of my family inside out. That was January 2010. I was 38-years-old.
Now a stay-at-home Mom and burgeoning author, I require of myself nothing more than placing one foot in front of the other. I live life instead of survive it, which is no small miracle.
Therefore, I am a daughter of God, theologian, Mom, writer, wife, spiritual pilgrim, feminist, and woman “in progress” because I acknowledge in faith that I will never arrive fully on this side of the new heaven and the new earth. In turn I claim that sojourning with God — to the center and out, back and forth, up and down, and round and round — is adventure well worth embarking upon.
I write about the intersection of faith and life because God, and thus theology, is in all things.
Rev. Angie Mabry-Nauta is a theologian, writer and ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America (RCA). She worked in church ministry for six years, and now serves two “congregations” — her family and her audience.
Angie has served her denomination as a delegate to the National Council Churches of Christ, as a member of the Commission on Theology, as a member of one of the RCA’s two task forces on white privilege, and twice a corresponding delegate to General Synod. She is a regular contributor for Gifted for Leadership (a subsidiary publication of Christianity Today that serves women in ministry), and writes for the Church Herald Blog on the Reformed Church in America website. Angie is a member of the Redbud Writer’s Guild.
Angie is currently writing her first book. It is an inspirational non-fiction book.
Harmony is an important value in Angie’s life, and her vocation is well-balanced by her commitment to her family. She and Eric, her husband, are parents to Sophia and Zoe. They reside in Plano, TX, a northern suburb of Dallas. Angie enjoys new experiences, reading, college football, good friends, good wine, good food, and good conversation.
— Master of Divinity, Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI, 2004
— Master of Arts in Communication, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA, 1996
— Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 1994