It takes a community to offer you this messy content. Here’s the team working behind the scenes.
Charish Badzinski is editor of the Messy Jesus Business podcast. She is a writer, public relations consultant and founder of Rollerbag Goddess Global Communications, a small business committed to powerful storytelling. Charish has an extensive background in television, radio and print journalism, as well as marketing and communications. She is also the host of a series of monthly conversations about some of the biggest social issues of our time, Exploring Intersections: Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate.
Charish strives to better understand our world and the complex issues humankind faces through her work and her travels, which have taken her to 49 countries and six continents. She is passionate about social justice, human rights, preservation of the planet, and the availability of potable water for all people. Charish writes about these issues and others, as they relate to the life lessons of travel, on her award-winning travel blog.
A professional and freelance journalist and communicator for several nonprofit organizations since 1994, Jen Pick serves the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration as a partner in mission and member of the organization’s communications team. Through writing and editing, Jen crafts FSPA ministerial stories for print and web publications, shares the goodness of the congregation via social media and media relations and edits the Messy Jesus Business blog.
Beginning in 2008, Jen has given voice to many FSPA ministries that include affiliation, ecological advocacy, justice and peace, mission advancement, mission integration and Seeding a Legacy of Healing. Her collaboration with sisters, affiliates and partners in mission has reached around the world. And she finds renewed energy and inspiration in her relationships with those who write and share the messy truth of Gospel living.
Sarah Hennessey, FSPA
Sarah Hennessey is a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration based in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She grew up in North Carolina as an active Quaker and became Catholic in 2000. For her, Jesus’ messy business includes falling in love with Christ AND with the People of God! Her heart is on fire for her Franciscan community, poetry and singing and accompanying people through birth, death and the living that comes in between. She currently ministers as a spiritual director at Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse.
Tracey Horan is a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in Indiana and associate director of education and advocacy for the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, Arizona, and just across the border in Nogales in Sonora, Mexico. She has ministered with Latinx migrant communities in a variety of contexts for the last decade. She previously worked as a teacher and then community organizer and recently celebrated six years as a Catholic sister. Her hobbies include asking questions, hiking desert mountains and writing song parodies.
Amy Nee-Walker grew up in the middle of a large and lovely family in Central Florida. Living into questions about truth and love has led her to the Catholic Worker Movement, the Catholic Church, her incredible husband, three audacious, adorable children and (for the time being) a home in the hills of Appalachia.
Dr.David Russell Mosley
Dr. David Russell Mosley is a poet and theologian living and teaching in the Inland Northwest. His debut book of poetry, “The Green Man,” is forthcoming from Resource Publications. In his spare time, Dr. Mosley likes wandering around in the woods, spending time in community and smoking a pipe.
Greg Little is a husband to Janice and father to JoyAna and Elias “Eli,” and he has a home at Corner House in Durham, North Carolina. He has learned from various schools, including several Christian communities seeking justice and peace (a Catholic Worker home inspired by St. Francis, Durham’s Friendship House and Haiti’s Wings of Hope), and is committed to a life ordered by daily communal prayer and littleness. He works at Reality Ministries, a place proclaiming that we all belong to God in Jesus through fostering friendship among people with and without developmental disabilities. Greg and Sister Julia met in the wonder of interfaith dialogue about monasticism and the contemplative life at Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner, South Carolina.