The Rev. Dr. Julia Gatta
Professor of Pastoral Theology
B.A., St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, M.A., Cornell University, Ph.D., Cornell University, M.Div., Episcopal Divinity School
Julia Gatta is professor of pastoral theology in the School of Theology, the University of the South, Sewanee. An Episcopal priest, she served parishes in Connecticut for 25 years before moving to Sewanee. She holds a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Cornell University. Mother Gatta is the author of The Nearness of God: Parish Ministry as Spiritual Practice, recently published by Morehouse/Church Publishing and also The Pastoral Art of the English Mystics (originally published as Three Spiritual Directors for our Time). Her most recent book, in collaboration with Martin Smith, is Go in Peace: The Art of Hearing Confessions, which was published by Church Publishing in October 2012.