Writers

Katie Bystedt | Contributor

Katie is a wife, mom to 3 boys , a teacher, a worship leader, and a lover of liturgy.

Jeanette Lopez | Contributor

Jeanette Lopez is am a wife, mom, and elementary school teacher in Southern California. She believes in God’s goodness, the beauty of childlike wonder, and the incredible power of a good cup of coffee. You can find her chasing toddlers at the park or doing yet another load of laundry.

Caitlan Rangel | Contributor

Caitlan Rangel was born and raised in the California sun and spent seven years learning and growing in the land of four seasons, football, and Our Mother, Notre Dame. Her greatest joy is being anywhere with her children and husband. She spends her time planning service events and accompanying teenagers in their volunteer work at a Catholic high school. Caitlan is a lover of family dinners, fresh air, yoga, the Eucharist, and badass women saints.

Samantha Stephenson | Editor

Samantha Stephenson is the creator and editor of Spirituality of the Ordinary.  A voracious consumer of books, blogs, and coffee, she loves prayer, bioethics, and a good argument. She spends her days finger painting, doing dishes, and loving her little ones. She tries to see God in the midst of the chaos, and loves sharing the glimpses of grace in the little, hidden life of her very ordinary family.

“The most extraordinary thing in the world is an ordinary man and an ordinary woman and their ordinary children.” – G.K. Chesterton

We are so glad you’re here! This is a place for conversations of the heart. I imagine us sitting a chatting over a cup of coffee or standing in the kitchen, one of us washing dishes while the other dries. Sharing moments of this life. Sharing our souls.

Life is hard and faith is challenging. We can’t do this alone. We weren’t meant to. These are our stories. We hope to hear from you, too.