Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, the rector of St. Christopher Episcopal Church in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, is the first woman to rector a large parish in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She is the founder of The Hive, an online spirituality and wellness community.
Rev. Hillary, who holds advanced degrees from Moravian, Drew, and Yale Universities, is Adjunct Faculty and the Director of the Center for Christian Spirituality at the General Theological Seminary in New York City, and has served as a deputy to several General Conventions of the Episcopal Church. She is the author of Joy in Confession: Reclaiming Sacramental Reconciliation and Faith with a Twist: A 30-Day Journey Into Christian Yoga.
As a 500-hour registered yoga instructor, and a 100-hour registered meditation teacher, Rev. Hillary loves to blend yoga and meditation with her spiritual teachings. She is also a Certified Forest Therapy Guide who blends her great love of the outdoors with spirituality, and a Certified Daring Way Facilitator (CDWF), having trained with Brené Brown and her team.