Callie Swanlund


The Rev. Callie Swanlund currently serves as Associate Rector at Christ Church in Raleigh, N.C. She enjoys the rich and full life that comes with being a priest at a bustling downtown church and mama to two exuberant children. During her Sabbath time, Callie enjoys moving her body through lifting and yoga, knitting sweaters, and dreaming big dreams of changing the Church and the world.


March 20, 2013

When I was little, I remember waking up one Saturday morning and – before I was even fully awake – knowing what I would find downstairs. I knew that I’d descend the staircase to find a beam of sun coming through the...

March 9, 2013

During my senior year in high school, I was in a terrible skiing accident in which I collided with a tree, and broke two bones in my leg. The accident left me bed-ridden for several weeks, as my leg healed from surgery. To add insult to...

June 22, 2011

Before dawn one morning in May, I arose in Philadelphia, threw my bag in the trunk, strapped my baby to my chest, and began the half-day journey by air to San Jose. I was headed to the Beautiful Authority gathering with another young...