Natasha is a lay theologian who has worked in Canada, Switzerland, and the UK. Her research is focused on ecumenism, ecclesiology, and theology of the imago dei. She is especially interested in contemporary issues of diversity and inclusion and how these impact the church. Natasha has studied theology at King’s College London, Trinity College (Toronto), Queen’s University (Kingston) and the University of 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 previously worked as a Junior Fellow and Tutor at Trinity College, Toronto, and as a teaching assistant at King’s College London. She has experience teaching seminars and intensive modules on ecumenism in different parts of the world.
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.
Natasha’s teaching interests include Anglican theology and ministry, contextual theology, and ecumenism. She oversees the Theology For Disciples pathway at St Augustine’s and is has a keen interest in opening up theological education to laypeople of all backgrounds.
Natasha lives on the grounds of St Mary’s Abbey with her dachshund, Olga, who is known to spend a lot of time around the college when not stealing the nuns’ gardening gloves. She reads a lot of fiction and particularly enjoys indigenous Canadian authors. She loves the outdoors and though she misses the bears and moose in Canada, she is nevertheless enjoying exploring the Kent countryside on foot.