Hometown: Loomis, California, U.S.A
Education: BA Intercultural Studies, William Jessup University
Aurora has worked with a variety of age groups, abilities and disabilities, passions and expertise. To name a few, she has taught children performance skills across eight different countries (The Young Americans), excavated historical artifacts in Israel (Lahav Research Project), interned domestically for and later observed an anti-trafficking NGO in Cambodia (AIM: Agape International Missions), intermediated development opportunities for a Ugandan educational organization (REACH: Rescue African Children), and participated in acts of inclusion with the disabled community (Creative Living Options, Inc and Choices Transitional Services). Through all her experiences, she has come to love the distinctiveness of all creation. Her passion is for a true Christian unity in light of distinct experiences—therefore becoming a fuller reflection of Imago Dei. In human artistry she found a space in which to partake in ecumenical dialogue amongst a culturally diverse body of people that greatly informed and deepened the efforts to draw Christians toward deeper spiritual formation. Her career and educational background is certainly varied but reflects an innate and unique love of connecting disparate groups and individuals.
Her current interest lies in how human creativity links Christians of many traditions, steeped in their unique cultural context, and therefore promotes individual spiritual formation and human flourishing.
Current inspirations include: Dorothy Sayers, Madeleine L’Engle, George MacDonald, Dallas Willard, G.K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Agatha Christie, Jane Austen, Arthur Conan Doyle and Lilias Trotter.
Aurora’s other interests include hospitality, coffee, decorating, beautiful walks, grand vistas, being anywhere near, around or on mountains, singing and dancing in her living room and often having as many conversations as she can possibly fit into a single day.