My name is Christine Haider-Winnett and I’m a Catholic deacon ordained through the Roman Catholic Woman Priest movement. I hold a Masters in Divinity from Pacific School of Religion, a BA in Peace and Global Studies from Earlham College and a Certificate in Women’s Studies in Religion from the Graduate Theological Union. Most of my professional career has been spent in faith-based nonprofits where I helped people of faith organize on issues such as LGBTQ equality, Latin American solidarity and peace in the Middle East. I am also a former Co-President of the Women’s Ordination Conference, the largest organization in the world working for women’s equality in the Roman Catholic Church. I currently serve as a deacon at St. Hildegard Catholic Community in Berkeley, California and am a chaplaincy resident at a nearby hospital. I live in Berkeley with my spouse Alex, who is preparing for ordained ministry in the Unitarian Universalist Association, and two cats.