Fiona came to Waco from the UK, where she had over 15 years' senior management experience in the arts and cultural sector, and in the intersection of the arts with economic development, education, and theology. She has directed cultural initiatives for Baylor, Durham, Cambridge, and St Andrews Universities, Durham County Council, Durham Literature Festival, Lancaster Literature Festival, Kettle's Yard Gallery (Cambridge University’s Modern Art Museum), and Dundee Contemporary Arts. She is the author of 'The Arts in Your Church' (Piquant, 2001) and a number of the festival, gallery, and music guides.
Fiona is passionate about creating well-rounded, vibrant creative communities in which all can thrive.
She has a BA in Theology from Durham University and an MBA from Baylor University. She is married to Bruce Longenecker and they have two active teen sons. She plays bagpipes with her younger son for relaxation.
Photo: Baylor University