Christine was brought up in the Catholic Church but got involved in Protestant fellowships in high school, where she developed a deep commitment to Christ. Having become Reformed in her theology, she attended Gordon College, in Boston. For a long time she didn’t ally herself to any one denomination. Eventually, she entered the Episcopal church. Working with troubled youth, she had a crisis of faith over the issue of suffering. For several years she felt distant from God. During a difficult journey back to faith she fell in love with the mystical writers of the Catholic Church. They led her to seek out the early Church Father, who in turn led her to return to the Catholic Church.