Kori joined the pastoral team of Mary Magdalene Apostle Catholic Community (MMACC) in January of 2017, coming from a background in academia and non-profit work that focused on queer and trans theology, work with veterans and survivors of trauma, and church communications. Kori's ministry focuses on those at the margins of church and society, particularly queer and trans communities.
Kori holds a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Harvard Divinity School with a concentration in queer theology and a Master of Sacred Theology (STM) from Boston University School of Theology with a concentration in Trauma and Theology with work that focused on LGBTQ veterans and service members. Kori has a passion for traveling and has studied in Rome, Poland, and Brazil and been part of multiple social justice trips and pilgrimages to Israel and Palestine. Kori previously served as parish intern at St. Luke's and St. Margaret's in Boston, assistant chaplain at Suffolk University, scholar in residence at the Religious Institute and social media strategist for TransEpiscopal. Kori is pursuing ordination through Roman Catholic Woman Priests (RCWP) and working on a PhD in Religious Studies at the University of California at Riverside, focusing on Queer and Trans Studies in Religion. Kori lives in San Diego with her platonic life partner, Jessica, and their three cats.