Catherine Stewart has served as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in Canada for twenty-five years. A graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary (Chicago), she is also a Benedictine oblate (Our Lady of Grace Monastery, Indiana). To answer a seven-year-old's question, "Why did Jesus have to die?", she authored the book God Laughed (2011). She teaches a form of listening prayer called Lectio Divina, and shepherds congregations going through transitions.