Rev. Dr. Erin Raffety is a Practical Theologian who uses ethnographic methods to study congregations. Raffety is currently the Research Fellow in Machine Intelligence & Pastoral Care with the Center of Theological Inquiry, where she studies how artificial intelligence and video game technology can support spiritual connection for people with disabilities and congregations. At Princeton Theological Seminary, Raffety serves as the Empirical Research Consultant on the Imagining Church Project (a nationwide study of thriving congregations) and the Associate Research Scholar for the Institute for Youth Ministry. She is the author of two forthcoming books, one on foster care in China and the other on disability ministry in the United States. She is ordained as a Teaching Elder in the PC(USA), holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Princeton University, and is a proud parent of a daughter with multiple disabilities.