NY Theological Seminary alumna the Rev. Julie Olmsted (M/Div. 2005) has been selected as a winner of the First Call Writing Project of the Academy of Parish Clergy. Rev. Olmsted is the pastor of the First Congregational Church in Hatfield, Massachusetts. Rev. Olmsted's winning article, titled "Visiting: The Surprising Gift of Pastoral Care for Shut-Ins" appears in this month's edition of the academy's journal, Sharing the Practice.
Rev. Olmsted will also be leading a discussion at the Annual Conference of the Academy, which will be held in Oviedo, Florida, Feb. 15-17, 2011.