Julia Smucker is a Mennonite who has come into full communion with the Catholic Church, or a Catholic profoundly and gratefully shaped by her Mennonite
heritage (depending on who she’s talking to), and has been involved for several years with the ecumenical group Bridgefolk. She holds an MA in Systematics from Saint John’s School of Theology in Collegeville, Minnesota, where her classmates dubbed her the Anti-Dichotomy Queen. In addition to Vox Nova, she has also contributed to Christian Democracy, Life Matters Journal, Feminists for Life, Pro Ecclesia, and Solidarity Hall’s inaugural publication Radically Catholic in the Age of Francis, as well as currently serving on the board of the Consistent Life Network. She lives and works in Portland, Maine as a French interpreter and translator.