About Monica Payne
- Monica is the Program Director for Brendan's Crossing, one of our Episcopal Service Corps Communities. Monica, is a Cincinnati native and no stranger to the Diocese of Southern Ohio. As a child, she spent every summer at Procter Summer Camp and also worked there as a counselor during college. Most recently, Monica was a full-time missionary who traveled to 11 countries, serving some of the poorest and neediest people in the world. It was during her time in the mission field that she became deeply involved with intentional community. Upon returning to the US, she joined Brendan’s Crossing and served at Open Door, Church of the Advent’s homeless ministry, and also at Peoples Church (Assembly of God) as their coordinator of leadership development. After living in the Brendan’s Crossing community for the last two years, she is excited to now be serving as our Program Director. Previously, Monica was a public school teacher for 5 years. You can find out more about Monica and Brendan's Crossing at http://brendanscrossing.org/.