She spent her early twenties working with churches in ministry among the poor and with teenagers struggling with homelessness and addiction. After receiving an MA in Theology from Gordon-Conwell, she was a campus staff worker at Vanderbilt University with InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries and then teamed up with her husband Jonathan to work among scholars at the University of Texas at Austin. She and Jonathan were ordained as priests together in March of 2014. They helped plant Resurrection South Austin before moving to Pittsburgh to be at Ascension.
Tish is also a writer whose work has appeared in The Well, Her.meneutics, CT Women, Christianity Today, Comment Magazine, Christ and Pop Culture, Art House America, and elsewhere. She serves on the advisory board of CT Women. She is author of Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life (IVP).
Tish looks up to Dorothy Day, Flannery O’Connor, Rich Mullins, Madeleine L’Engle, and Lyle Lovett (among others). She loves iced coffee, guacamole, visual art, good writing, going hiking (both through wilderness and cities) with Jonathan, and hanging out with their two young daughters, Raine and Flannery.