Publisher: The Rt. Rev. Shannon S. Johnston
Bishop Johnston is the thirteenth bishop of the Diocese of Virginia. Center Aisle takes its lead from Bishop Johnston’s commitment to a shared life in Jesus Christ, believing that the Church does itself a disservice when it simply seeks to find the palatable solution between two parties; instead, he believes we are at our best when we engage in vigorous discourse while remembering that we are called to share the same feast. In that spirit, the “center” we are called to is not the midpoint of a line between extremes, but the center of a circle–the core of faith that unites us at the foot of the cross. He’s also a huge fan of Zeppelin.
Editor: The Rev. Deacon Ed Jones
Ed Jones has served as editor of Center Aisle since 2000. Between stints editing Center Aisle, he serves as secretary and chief of staff of the Diocese of Virginia. He joined diocesan staff in 2013 after a 40-year career at the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star. Ed is a vocational deacon serving at St. Mary’s, Colonial Beach. He received his B.A. from Harvard University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He has more cats than you.
Digital Editor: Ed Keithly
This is Ed’s second stint as an editor for Center Aisle. He’s a transition minister and manages the ordination process for the Diocese of Virginia. He graduated from Sewanee in 2010 with a B.A. in English. When his Myers-Briggs profile called him a devil’s advocate, he disagreed.
Print Editor: Nancy Chafin
Nancy is the director of communications for the Diocese of Virginia. She brings a wealth of experience from non-profit and corporate communications and has taught writing and public relations at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).
Staff Writer: Sarah Kye Price
Sarah is a professor of social work at VCU and a seminarian at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She was recently awarded a grant by the Episcopal Evangelism Society for her project, Faith from the Margins to the Web, a blog and Gospel commentary focusing on the experiences of people living with homelessness, poverty or food insecurity.
Staff Writer: Crystal Hardin
Crystal is a seminarian at Virginia Theological Seminary, a former attorney, and an accomplished photographer. She blogs at Seeking Sacrament.
Staff Writer: Patrick Keyser
Patrick is a seminarian at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. While serving in the Episcopal Service Corps in Richmond, Va., he was awarded a grant to teach English as a second language through Biblical translation. He graduated summa cum laude from the College of William & Mary.