Teddi Pappas


Theodora A. Pappas, or “Teddi” as she is known by many, is a criminal defense attorney who has been practicing law since 1994 –most of that time being a solo practitioner.  Her practice has extended to the general sessions courts as well as trial courts and appellate courts. 

Although in private practice, she has also, over the years, accepted many court-appointed cases to represent indigent defendants, and has, also, represented numerous clients on a pro bono basis. 

For approximately 15 years, she had been a regular guest lecturer at several local universities where she would discuss Fourth Amendment protections under the U.S. Constitution as they relate to police-citizen encounters.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with a minor in History, from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991, and she earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Memphis in 1994.

Teddi first became aware of the Holy Shroud when she was around 15 years old, and she has been fascinated by the Shroud ever since.  While she would, periodically perform casual research concerning the Shroud over the years, over the past 2.5 years, her study of the Shroud has become more focused and far more intensified.  She is a very active member of the international Shroud Science Group and is on the board of directors of the nonprofit organization Sign From God which was a sponsor for the recent Shroud exhibit in Washington, D.C. and whose mission is to spread both awareness and knowledge of the Shroud to both Christians, atheists and people of other faiths, alike.

Since December of 2019, she has been a regular guest on various podcasts including “Real Seekers Ministries,” “Skeptics and Seekers,” and “Proselytize or Apostatize” where she spoken about the Shroud of Turin, and has also been involved in debates regarding its authenticity.  She has, also, spoken on these podcasts on a range of other topics which often merge the incendiary topics of religion and politics and which are, often, in an informal debate format with skeptics and/or atheists.

On October 7, 2022, Teddi founded “The Roundtable for the Holy Shroud.”  RHS is an international team of Shroud scholars who have roundtable discussions to discuss various Shroud issues which they are not only investigating through research, but, also, investigating through the performance of various tests and scientific experiments.