Loryn Phillips: On Being a Christian Woman in Science

Loryn Phillips talks about ASA’s CWIS, and her journey as a scientist!


Thank you for sharing your story of faith and science; along with the courageous journey through cancer. My experience was different in that I was faith leader as a Christian pastor then Navy Chaplain. I earned a PhD in Health Psychology in 2014 and it took 7 years and after I being retired in 2020 for others to see me beyond my clergy identity to view me as a scientist. Good news I got hire by the Navy in 2021 as their first Resiliency Program Manager and now they call me Dr. Stallard to differentiate my new role in the Navy. I ask to call me Dan but they honor my scientific knowledge. Also, I still share how my faith influences my work. Trying to live my best life for God’s glory!


Welcome to the Forum! Glad you are inspired by this story.

“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” -Colossians 4:6

This is a place for gracious dialogue about science and faith. Please read our FAQ/Guidelines before posting.