I grew up as a preacher’s kid and missionary kid in the Church of the Nazarene and lived in Bangkok, Thailand from the ages of 11-18. Now I make my home in Nashville, Tennessee with my husband and two children.
In our twenties my husband and I began to learn about liturgy, which led us to the Eastern Orthodox Church, where we’ve been for the past nine years.
I call myself a faith wrestler because I have as much doubt and questioning as I have faith, and I believe that it’s okay to struggle with our beliefs.
I have a passion for immigrants and people from other cultures and was an ESL teacher for eleven years. Now I am an ELD (English Language Development) Instructional Coach for the public school district in Nashville.
I’ve also been pursuing creative writing for the past several years. I received an MFA degree from Murray State University in 2010. I am seeking representation for my first book, Transfigured Faith, a spiritual memoir about growing up in the home of Protestant ministers and later discovering Orthodoxy.
On this blog I write about Eastern Orthodoxy, faith-wrestling, cross-cultural/TCK/immigrant issues, writing, reading, and family life.
I would love to hear from you! I do accept guest posts. Feel free to contact me.
Facebook: Karissa Knox Sorrell, Writer
Here are some of my favorite posts:
We Lament (on Orthodox Holy Week)
Up the Mountain (On Writing)
I’m figuring out how to live a life of truth, grace, and beauty. Wanna join me?