My dear friend Cara Modisett, former editor of Blue Ridge Country, educator, musician and one of the most energetic and talented people I know will be leaving us for a year to take a job in Memphis.
She'll be at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion from may until July of next year as minister of communication. Cara will be
in residence two weeks per month this spring and summer, and
then full-time beginning in September.
She has a graduate degree in creative nonfiction writing, and
undergraduate degrees in English and piano performance. She also has 15 years of experience in publishing,
journalism, and broadcasting.
Most recently, Cara has served as
communications advisor to the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern
Virginia, Music Director at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Roanoke,
and as an adjunct member of the faculty at Ferrum College. She
continues to serve as editor-at-large of Blue Ridge Country Magazine.
Cara is a native of the Harrisonburg, and is married to Phil
Atkins, also of Roanoke.