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Natasha is a lay theologian and ecumenist currently completing her doctorate at King’s College London on the theology of the imago dei and Christian unity. Her exploration of the topic has included study of marginalization and opression, specifically related to racism in the USA and indigenous peoples in Canada. She has degrees in theology from the University of Toronto, Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada), and Trinity College, Toronto.
Both Canadian and British, Natasha served as Coordinator of Ecumenical Relations for the Anglican Church of Canada before taking up a post at the World Council of Churches in Switzerland as Programme Executive for Church and Ecumenical Relations. She has also worked as a Junior Fellow and Tutor at Trinity College, Toronto, and in the global mission department of The United Church of Canada.
Natasha has collaborated on several consensus texts for the World Council of Churches including The Church: Towards a Common Vision and God’s Gift and Call to Unity – And Our Commitment, the Unity Statement adopted at the 10th Assembly of the WCC in 2013. She served an 8-year term on the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue which produced an agreed statement on theological anthropology entitled In the Image and Likeness of God: A Hope-Filled Anthropology. She has also published articles on unity and ecclesiology. Teaching interests include Anglican ecclesiology and mission, contextual theology, and ecumenism.
Natasha is a member of the parish at St Mary’s in Putney, London. Her hobbies include art, reading, hiking, and rescuing injured hedgehogs!