Thanks for checking out my website! Ever since I could read, I wanted to be a writer, but one day I became a pastor instead. For many years it did feel like “instead.” I wrote sermons every week and that seemed to suck up every bit of my writing energy. I figured I’d get back to other writing when I retired. My midlife crisis consisted of deciding that I couldn’t wait for retirement to write. My first book, Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx, was published in 2003 and my second book, Hidden Inheritance: Family Secrets, Memory and Faith, was published in 2015. I’m excited that I have a new book coming out on September 29th, the same day as the first presidential debate. It’s called Sanctuary: Being Christian in the Wake of Trump. There’s more information on the Book Page of this site. Thank you again for coming here. I welcome your comments. Heidi
PS I continue to be a pastor, having moved from the Bronx to Manhattan where I serve Trinity Lutheran Church on West 100th Street. I’m also the executive director of Trinity Place, our shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth. I live in a parsonage attached to the church with my husband, Gregorio and our two cats.