Ellen M. Leonard is a Sister of St. Joseph of Toronto. She is professor emerita at the University of St. Michael’s College, Faculty of Theology, where she has taught since 1977. Her areas of research include Roman Catholic Modernism, Christology, ecclesiology, and feminist theology. Her publications include a number of chapters in collected works as well as three books, the latest being Creative Tension: The Spiritual Legacy of Friedrich von Hugel (1997). She was the 2004 recipient of the Catholic Theological Society of Americas Ann OHara Graff award for her ministries with and on behalf of women and the 2005 YWCA Woman of Distinction award for her contribution to women and education.
Kate Merriman is an Anglican priest who works in the Diocese of Toronto. She has engaged in a wide range of ministries—hostel worker at the Fred Victor Centre, parish priest in the Yukon, chaplain at Trinity College, Field Education Director at Huron College, and parish priest in the city of Toronto. In 2007 she was made a Canon of the Diocese of Toronto in recognition of her work in the areas of sexual misconduct and affordable housing. In 2008 she received the Davenport Community Builders Award for her work in affordable housing.