The Rev. Elizabeth Felicetti is an Episcopal priest and the rector of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia (www.stdavidsrva.org). In addition to writing weekly sermons, Elizabeth is the book reviews editor for Episcopal Café and has had personal essays and book reviews published in Modern Loss, The Christian Century, Entropy, The Other Journal, Kirkus Reviews, jmww journal, and The Grief Diaries, and has been nominated for a Pushcart. Her poetry has appeared in print and online journals, including Barren Magazine and Waterways, as well as the print anthology Lingering in the Margins (2019). Three of her essays are included in the sixth volume of Westminster John Knox’s preaching commentary Connections, and two more will appear in the ninth volume in 2021.
Elizabeth earned a Master of Fine Arts from Spalding School of Creative and Professional Writing where she studied creative nonfiction and poetry, completed a book-length memoir, lectured on epilogues, and wrote a critical essay examining culturally different depictions of death and mourning in eight memoirs. She also holds a Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary (graduating cum laude with honors thesis), where she loved studying Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew and spent part of one summer in Sudan teaching Hebrew to Episcopal priests.
When not actively serving St. David’s or writing, she loves birding and playing the ukulele.