Virginia Nieuwsma lives in New York, has been married to Tim for several decades, and has six children and six grandchildren. Ginny grew up in the Philippines with her missionary parents, and later graduated from evangelical Wheaton College in Illinois. Since 1981, she has worked in Christian media, both as an editor and writer. Twenty one years ago she discovered Orthodox Christianity, and subsequently she edited the book Our Heart's True Home. She has served as an editor and project manager for the Orthodox Church in America, St. Vladimir's Seminary, and the Antiochian Archdiocese. For many years, she edited The Handmaiden  and served as (the former) Conciliar Press Acquisitions Editor.