Ally Markotich is passionate about the meeting place of creativity and faith. She loves developing kinesthetic small group experiences to broaden awareness of the sacred in the ordinary. Her weekly blog allows her a play space for poetry, ponderings and soul art. The pain in her life and that of the world is often the starting place for her work. From grief, she is able to offer words and art of healing and hope. She serves as lay leader and (Inactive) elder at her local church. Ally has a BFA in Graphic Design from Alfred University and is currently enrolled in the Spiritual Formation program at Columbia Theological Seminary in Georgia. Ally lives with her husband, Chris, their two sons and attempts (rather messily) to live life with grace, compassion and humor.