About Rev. Miriam Spies

Miriam Spies is a crip theologian whose research aims to challenge the church in how it views leadership and who it desires to fill those roles. Her life with a physical disability has led her to challenge models of inclusion and theological unity that do not leave room for people’s voices or needs. Miriam is a PhD student at Emmanuel College in Toronto, Canada and an ordained minister in The United Church of Canada. She is the Co-Editor of The Canadian Journal of Theology, Mental Health and Disability

A young white woman with cerebral palsy smiles at the camera.  She is seated in a power wheelchair on a boardwalk with grass and trees behind her.  She has a black dog with a harness with her.