To say MaryKate Morse has had a huge influence in my life would be an understatement.
She was my dissertation supervisor for my D.Min, that I completed back in 2006. But more than that she helped me bridge the beginnings of my academic reflections back into the life and practice of church. She is also one of the main reasons that I pursued further academic theology and a PhD, as she encouraged me into further research and teaching.
For MaryKate is not only a sharp academic, she is also a highly experienced Church planter. And as a woman, is something very rare in the male dominated western Church planting milieu.
MaryKate wrote a great article for Faith and Leadership at Duke Divinity, on her experiences of church planting as woman. You can read it here.