Ms. Meghan Murphy-Gill
Meghan is a writer, editor, and a postulant for priesthood in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. She unknowingly harbored a call to ordained ministry as a born-and-raised Roman Catholic that only emerged once she joined the Episcopal Church, unofficially in 2014 and officially in 2015. She is a member of St. Augustine’s in Wilmette, her sponsoring parish and where she was officially received into the Episcopal Church thanks to the gentle urging of her friend and colleague.
As an editor for U.S. Catholic magazine for 9 years, she interviewed powerhouse theologians and church figures such as Elizabeth Johnson (on atonement theology, incidentally), James Martin, and Catherine Meeks of the Atlanta Episcopal Diocese, and wrote about the intersection of faith and pop culture and provocative topics such as gendered language for God. She recently stepped down from her role as managing editor after a three-year tenure and continues to write a column for the magazine on family spirituality.
Prior to joining US Catholic, she studied systematic theology and church history at Catholic Theological Union as a Bernardin Scholar. Around the time she began her studies, she also began to experience an interest in food and became the editor of the late Gapers Block’s food and dining section.
As a journalist she continues to write about food, faith, and culture. While not reading and writing, she loves to cook, eat, and run (on repeat).
Meghan lives in the Edgewater neighborhood with her husband, Andrew, and their son, Albie.