Virginia Nieuwsma lives in San Jose, California, where she manages a busy home inhabited by her husband Tim, and four of her six children, Allison, Ted, John and Andrew. Besides "mom," her favorite title is Gigi, that is, grandmother to baby Thomas, Debora and Dimas. 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, as well as a spokesperson for pro life organizations. Fifteen years ago she discovered Orthodoxy, and subsequently she edited Conciliar Press' book, Our Heart's True Home, and served as journal editor to The Handmaiden  as well as Conciliar's acquisitions editor.