Post Author: Elizabeth Marie Melchionna

This month we feature the photography of Elizabeth Marie Melchionna.

After graduation, Elizabeth Marie took a slightly different route than most seminary students. She applied–and received–a Luce Fellowship, a prestigious scholarship that allows young American professionals to live and work a year in Asia. During her year in Chiang Mai at Payap University’s McGilvary College of Divinity, Elizabeth Marie taught liturgy and English. She also traveled extensively throughout southeast Asia.

Below are portraits of three women (the first from Indonesia, the latter two from Thailand), while the fourth is a picture of a Thai church, far from any paved roads:




The Rev. Elizabeth Marie Melchionna is the assistant rector of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Arlington, Virginia. She is a graduate of Davidson College and Yale Divinity School.

Image by: Elizabeth Marie Melchionna
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