All Shall Be Well: Conversations with Women in the Academy and Beyond
Helen Lee: The Race-Wise Family

Helen Lee: The Race-Wise Family

May 24, 2022

"God has given us the gift of ethnic differences as a conduit to his witness and to the growth of his church." — Helen Lee

Join us for this conversation with author Helen Lee as we talk about ways we can cultivate safe environments that support families and church communities leaning into discussions about race.

Let me invite you into a conversation with Helen Lee, author and director of product innovation at InterVarsity Press. In the context of a racialized culture in which tension and violence is a daily reality, Helen and her co-author Michelle Reyes have written a book for families. The Race-Wise Family is a book designed for parents and caregivers who wish to imbue their family culture with sensitivity and nuance around the concept of race. Although the book is written for parents, I found that the wisdom within this book can be almost universally applied in the life of anyone who wishes to create a safe environment for young people to explore and grow in their ability to heal our communities from the devastating effects of racism. Helen doesn’t shy away from the need for deep thinking and soul-work on the part of the caregiver, but also suggests a number of very simple and practical ideas that could be implemented within moments. This book is an important contribution to our national and church-wide conversation about race, and Helen is just a delight to talk with. 

Programming Note: We’ll be taking a two-month summer break here at All Shall Be Well. Our team will be resting and reconnecting and planning for the future during June and July, so we encourage you to catch up on back episodes, get some rest yourself if you can, and watch for our next season to begin in mid-August.

So have a listen! We're so glad you're here.

— Ann Boyd

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Christina Edmondson: Faithful Antiracism

Christina Edmondson: Faithful Antiracism

May 16, 2022

"We're not going to be able to intellectualize our way out of the principality of racism." — Christina Edmondson

Join us for this conversation with author and educator Christina Edmondson as we discuss the work of fighting racism in academic contexts and the tools needed for this important task.

Let me invite you into a conversation with Christina Edmondson, educator and co-author of Faithful Antiracism: Moving Past Talk to Systemic Change. I loved this book and I think it is exactly the kind of handbook that is needed to help our world and the Church move forward in matters of race.  In our conversation, Christina and I explore the very practical ideas in Faithful Antiracism, and we look at the work of fighting racism through the lens of life in the academic and professional realms specifically. The book is full of concepts that are both very actionable and very profound, and Christina and her co-author Chad Brennon lead the readers by the hand through logical, data-based explanations and into a space that is safe for self-examination and honest reflection. In talking with Christina, I began to get a taste of the way her spiritual wisdom and maturity paved the way for her and Chad to write this very rich and powerful book. I think you’ll love reading it, and I think you’ll love this conversation, too. 

So have a listen! We're so glad you're here.

Ann Boyd

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Singleness: A Roundtable Conversation

Singleness: A Roundtable Conversation

May 3, 2022

"Only Jesus completes us. Only Jesus can meet us in the deepest places and in the ways that we most need and want and long for in terms of intimacy and wholeness and hope." — Dr. Lisa Sung

Listen in on a remarkable roundtable conversation where we hear four thoughtful, faithful women respond to questions about living a full Christian life as a single woman.

Let me invite you into a special episode where we have the opportunity to listen into a roundtable conversation on the topic of Singleness. The conversation is hosted by Karen Guzmán, our director at Women in the Academy and Professions, and I’ll let her introduce our four esteemed guests and some of the important questions they’ll delve into, including issues around work, family, friendship, and the church. The collective wisdom revealed in this conversation is remarkable, and I felt continually impressed and grateful for the honestly, vulnerability, and faithfulness of these women as we asked them to share deeply about a pretty personal topic. This conversation is well worth listening to whether or not you are single yourself. It’s exactly the kind of thing that everyone — single, married, widowed, or divorced — can benefit from as we seek to build a worldwide church that honors all people and their callings, without regard to their marital status.

So have a listen! We're so glad you're here.

Ann Boyd

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Archive Dive: Katharine Hayhoe on All Shall Be Well

Archive Dive: Katharine Hayhoe on All Shall Be Well

April 18, 2022

"I truly believe that a failure to act on climate change is a failure to love." — Katharine Hayhoe

Earth Day is on April 22, 2022! Allow this conversation with climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe to inspire the stewardship of our beautiful planet.

Welcome to our special episode honoring Earth Day! Our interview with climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe is so appropriate for this week that we wanted to share it again today. Katharine’s book is an excellent resource for furthering one’s thinking about the privilege of caring for our planet, and this conversation with her is a great way to get the ball rolling.

So let me invite you into a conversation with climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, author of the book Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World. I’ve been a fan of Katharine’s ever since we published a couple of interviews with her in 2016 and I’ve always been so inspired by the way she has pursued her calling in climate science. The book was life-changing for me. Katharine’s message is so empowering around the issue of climate change, offering encouragement and practical ideas without any guilt. But even more significant was seeing Katharine as an example of a person who is truly willing to reach across differences to bring about change. In our conversation, you’ll hear us discuss these bigger issues of calling and integration and respect for others — and you’ll also hear Katherine’s genius trick for grocery shopping that helps her to save time, waste less food, and create more delicious meals. I love the way Katharine connects big-picture questions with small, meaningful changes we can make in life.​ And — bonus! — we get to hear about Katharine's wonderful experience with the graduate student fellowship at University of Illinois.

So have a listen! We're so glad you're here.

Ann Boyd

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Holly Oxhandler: The Soul of the Helper

Holly Oxhandler: The Soul of the Helper

April 4, 2022

"We have to do this work of discerning, 'What is ours to do?'"​​ — Holly Oxhandler

Join us for this conversation with author and professor Holly Oxhandler as we discuss the image of God in each of us, its importance for our own flourishing, and the tools we can harness to learn more about it.

Let me invite you into a conversation with Dr. Holly Oxhandler, social work professor and researcher at Baylor University. Holly’s research in the connection between spirituality and mental health led her to an important insight, namely that growing in our awareness of the image of God inside each of us can help us to flourish. She writes about this in her recent book entitled The Soul of the Helper: Seven Stages to Seeing the Sacred Within Yourself So You Can See It in Others. In our conversation, Holly and I talk about both the mindset shift and the practical habits we can adopt to attend to the divine spark in each of us. I found Holly’s story so remarkable in the way she describes her own transformation from a person who fully embraced the fast-paced nature of life into one that is more accepting of human limitations while still continuing to pursue her personal and professional goals. Holly has great things to say about spiritual practices and mental health resources, and I think you’re just going to love this interview.

So have a listen! We're so glad you're here.

Ann Boyd

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Susan Maros: Calling in Context

Susan Maros: Calling in Context

March 21, 2022

“What we want so much of the time is to have a roadmap, but I think what God is saying is, ‘Walk with me.’”​ — Susan Maros

Join us for this conversation with author and professor Susan Maros as we discuss the process of discerning God's calling and the ways our unique contexts inform that journey.

Let me invite you into a conversation with Dr. Susan Maros — professor, researcher and leadership coach. Susan has written a new book entitled Calling in Context: Social Location and Vocational Formation, which releases in April 2022 (and is available for pre-order). In our conversation, Susan and I talk about the ways we need to expand our understanding of the concept of calling in a way that integrates our whole selves. We talk about how hindsight is often the best way we can identify patterns that reveal our calling, and Susan shares some practical suggestions for ways to grow in discernment. One of the things I love most about Susan’s work in this book is the way she bases her approach to calling on the knowledge that God is gracious and loving and isn’t trying to test us to see if we get things “right.” The whole conversation and the book is filled with grace, and it feels like a breath of fresh air infused into a topic that can often feel very intense and heavy. I loved this conversation, and I even kept a few parts in that were impacted by some technical difficulties and a little background noise — but don’t worry, you can understand every bit of it. In fact, if you hang in all the way to the end of the credits, you can hear a masterful bit of Susan’s wisdom over the pleasant buzz of gardening sounds near her office.

So have a listen! We're so glad you're here.

Ann Boyd

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Catherine McNiel: Fearing Bravely

Catherine McNiel: Fearing Bravely

March 7, 2022

"Overcoming evil with good and with love — I can’t think of anything more active and intentional and subversive."  — Catherine McNiel

Join us for this conversation with writer and theology student Catherine McNiel as we discuss the call to love our neighbor, what that call looks like in the world of academia, and the grace we need to get there.

Let me invite you into a conversation with Catherine McNiel — writer, theology student, and second time guest on the podcast. Catherine has just released a new book entitled Fearing Bravely: Risking Love for Our Neighbors, Strangers, and Enemies. In our conversation, we talk about Jesus’s call to love our enemies and the implications of this call on our lives today. We dig deep into the parable of the Good Samaritan and sift through issues of individual and systemic responsibility, and talk about the unique ways we can practice this element of faith in university and professional settings. The thing I love best about Catherine’s book and about our conversation is the way Catherine approaches this skill of loving others through a lens of spiritual formation, weaving it all together with practical exercises that enfold us in a place of spiritual safety. Catherine pastors her readers and listeners through this journey with great care, and at the very end, she even offers some fresh thoughts on loving others in relationship to Russia’s war on Ukraine, a world event that began just days before we recorded this episode.

So have a listen! We're so glad you're here.

Ann Boyd

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Suzanne Stabile: The Journey Toward Wholeness

Suzanne Stabile: The Journey Toward Wholeness

February 22, 2022

"The question I ask myself everyday, at least once and usually more is, 'What is mine to do?'” — Suzanne Stabile

What spiritual practices can help develop your resilience in challenging situations? Join us for this conversation with Enneagram teacher Suzanne Stabile as we discuss our individual responses to stress, the benefits of self-understanding, and the opportunities for growth that can be found all around us.

Let me invite you into a conversation with Suzanne Stabile, a spiritual teacher and author. Suzanne’s expertise is found in the study of the Enneagram, an ancient personality typing system identifying nine personality types that are expressed individually and in relationship to others. In our conversation, we talk together about liminal space and the pandemic and opportunities for personal spiritual growth. Suzanne shares a bit about the Enneagram and offers some resources for those who would like to learn more (including information about her most recent book, The Journey Toward Wholeness), but mostly we shaped our conversation in way that includes everyone, no matter if you are brand new to the Enneagram or a seasoned student. 

Limited time offer from InterVarsity Press: enjoy this code for 30% off any or all of Suzanne's books when you buy them at ivpress.com by March 8, 2022. Just use the code: WELL22

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Ann Boyd

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Tish Harrison Warren: Little Prayers for Ordinary Days

Tish Harrison Warren: Little Prayers for Ordinary Days

February 7, 2022

"This moment is the moment of our formation. This is the moment that is shaping who we are." — Tish Harrison Warren

Where is the Spirit of God active in your life? Join us for this conversation with Anglican priest and author Tish Harrison Warren as we discuss pandemic life, spiritual redemption, and God’s constant presence.

Let me invite you into a conversation with Anglican priest and author Tish Harrison Warren. Tish is a former colleague of ours at The Well and one of our favorite people to talk with. She has written two award-winning books, and now has co-authored a new book that is coming out in a few months — this one for children. The title is Little Prayers for Ordinary Days, and it’s a collection of everyday prayers, geared for kids but also truly relevant for adults in many ways — and it’s really delightful. In this podcast, Tish and I talk about pandemic life and spiritual redemption and God’s constant presence and Tish shares some beautiful encouragement for listeners of our podcast. It’s a lovely and rich conversation, and I think you’ll really enjoy it.

Limited time offer from InterVarsity Press: enjoy this code for 30% off any or all of Tish’s books — even the one that isn’t out quite yet — when you buy them at ivpress.com by February 23, 2022. Just use the code: WELL22

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And without further ado — have a listen! We're so glad you're here.

— Ann Boyd

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Kendall Vanderslice: Edible Theology

Kendall Vanderslice: Edible Theology

January 25, 2022

"We are all created with a need for community, for intimacy, and for companionship." — Kendall Vanderslice

How can the simple act of eating together draw us more fully into relationship with God and community? Join us for this conversation with baker and writer Kendall Vanderslice as we discuss table fellowship, vocational discernment, and the joy of food.

Let me invite you into a conversation with Kendall Vanderslice — baker, writer, and public theologian. I first became aware of Kendall when I read of a bread-baking workshop in which she teaches participants to bake as a form of prayer. Workshops like these are one of the offerings from Edible Theology, an educational ministry founded by Kendall that connects the Communion table to tables we eat at every day. As I’ve explored Kendall’s work — including her new podcast, Kitchen Meditations, and her book about the dinner church movement — I’ve been challenged to think more deeply about the spiritual implications of eating and sharing good food — an activity that is near and dear to my heart. In our conversation, Kendall and I talk about life in academia, the gift of community, her thoughts on living life wholeheartedly as a single person — and yes, we get into a few recipes as well. So have a listen! We're so glad you're here.

— Ann Boyd

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Dr. Vinoth Ramachandra: Sarah’s Laughter

Dr. Vinoth Ramachandra: Sarah’s Laughter

January 11, 2022

“I don’t know how any intelligent woman can stay in a church where her gifts are not recognized and utilized." 

— Dr. Vinoth Ramachandra

Listen in on an exclusive peek into our fall book club as Women in the Academy and Professions associate Jasmine Obeyesekere conducts an online discussion with author and theologian Dr. Vinoth Ramachandra where they discuss suffering, hope, and the Christian life.

hope look like?

Dr. Vinoth Ramachandra invites us to be honest with the pain we experience, both personally and in our world. He shows us that walking with God includes the apparent paradox of lamenting, questioning, and living with uncertainty alongside our joy, faith, and assurance.  He shows us how suffering is at the heart of God and fleshes out the nature of Christian hope. I’m especially encouraged by the idea of “hope as struggle” as we long for and work towards God’s future amid the brokenness in our world.
 
Dr. Ramachandra is a lay theologian, writer, teacher, and human rights advocate born and based in Sri Lanka. His multi-faceted, international ministry spanning over forty years includes promoting among students and faculty a holistic, dialogical engagement with the world of the university; and helping Christian graduates act with Christian integrity in the face of the social, cultural, and political challenges they face in their national contexts throughout the world.
 
You can find Vinoth’s theological engagement with global current affairs at his blog. 

— Jasmine Obeyesekere

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Advent at The Well: Incarnation

Advent at The Well: Incarnation

December 23, 2021

Pour a cup of cocoa and join us for the final episode in our four-part Advent meditation series on the podcast, this one focusing on the Incarnation.

"Where am I experiencing Emmanuel, God with us?"

We've cultivated a tradition of time for peace with God during Advent here at The Well. This year, we're offering four short audio devotionals, one for each week of Advent. Each of these special episodes will include a collection of prayers, poetry, Scripture, and music — all things that you can take with you through your day and week. You can also download a pdf of the readings for each episode, and if you've missed any, you can find all the episodes on this page.

We're so glad you could join us here for our final week of Advent as we meditate on the incarnation. We hope this audio resource can provide you with a few moments of rest and reflection in this busy time of year. 

— Ann Boyd

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Advent at The Well: Joy

Advent at The Well: Joy

December 15, 2021

Embrace your inner coziness and join us for the third episode in our four-part Advent meditation series on the podcast, this one focusing on the joyful meeting of Mary and Elizabeth.

"What causes me to rejoice?"

We've cultivated a tradition of time for peace with God during Advent here at The Well. This year, we're offering four short audio devotionals, one for each week of Advent. Each of these special episodes will include a collection of prayers, poetry, Scripture, and music — all things that you can take with you through your day and week. You can also download a pdf of the readings for each episode, and if you've missed any, you can find all the episodes on this page.

We're so glad you could join us here for our third week of Advent as we meditate on the joyful meeting of Mary and Elizabeth. We hope this audio resource can provide you with a few moments of rest and reflection in this busy time of year. 

— Ann Boyd

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Katharine Hayhoe: A Climate Scientist on Hope and Healing

Katharine Hayhoe: A Climate Scientist on Hope and Healing

December 13, 2021

What is the one thing each of us can do to address global climate change? Join us for this conversation with climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe in which we discuss science and faith, her journey of discerning God's call on her life, and the simple step each of us can take to effect change in our world.

"I truly believe that a failure to act on climate change is a failure to love." — Katharine Hayhoe

Let me invite you into a conversation with climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, author of the book Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World. I’ve been a fan of Katharine’s ever since we published a couple of interviews with her in 2016 and I’ve always been so inspired by the way she has pursued her calling in climate science. The book was life-changing for me. Katharine’s message is so empowering around the issue of climate change, offering encouragement and practical ideas without any guilt. But even more significant was seeing Katharine as an example of a person who is truly willing to reach across differences to bring about change. In our conversation, you’ll hear us discuss these bigger issues of calling and integration and respect for others — and you’ll also hear Katherine’s genius trick for grocery shopping that helps her to save time, waste less food, and create more delicious meals. I love the way Katharine connects big-picture questions with small, meaningful changes we can make in life.​ And — bonus! — we get to hear about Katharine's wonderful experience with the graduate student fellowship at University of Illinois. So have a listen! We're so glad you're here.

— Ann Boyd

For show notes or more information please visit our article at The Well.

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Advent at The Well: Annunciation

Advent at The Well: Annunciation

December 8, 2021

Cozy up and join us for the second episode in our four-part Advent meditation series on the podcast.

"What word might the Lord be speaking to you this season?​"

We've cultivated a tradition of time for peace with God during Advent here at The Well. This year, we're offering four short audio devotionals, one for each week of Advent. Each of these special episodes will include a collection of prayers, poetry, Scripture, and music — all things that you can take with you through your day and week. You can also download a pdf of the readings for each episode.

We're so glad you could join us here for our second week of Advent as we meditate on the Annunciation, the story of the angel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary that she would be the mother of Jesus. We hope this audio resource can provide you with a few moments of rest and reflection in this busy time of year. 

— Ann Boyd

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Advent at The Well: Light in the Darkness

Advent at The Well: Light in the Darkness

December 1, 2021

Cozy up and join us for the first episode in our four-part Advent meditation series on the podcast.

"Whether you find yourself at work, at home, in traffic, or awake in the middle of the night, hear this truth and this comfort: the Lord is with you."

We've cultivated a tradition of time for peace with God during Advent here at The Well. This year, we're offering four short audio devotionals, one for each week of Advent. Each of these special episodes will include a collection of prayers, poetry, Scripture, and music — all things that you can take with you through your day and week. You can also download a pdf of the readings for each episode. We're so glad you could join us here. We hope this audio resource can provide you with a few moments of rest and reflection in this busy time of year. 

— Ann Boyd

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Felicia Wu Song: Restless Devices

Felicia Wu Song: Restless Devices

November 29, 2021

How do digital devices affect our journeys of spiritual formation — and what can we do about that? Join us for this conversation with writer and professor Felicia Wu Song as we discuss digital habits and the grace of establishing soul-shaping practices.

"Part of my own journey is wanting to become a different kind of person who can be present to the people in my life." — Felicia Song

Let me invite you into a conversation with professor and cultural sociologist Felicia Wu Song, in which we talk about her recent book Restless Devices: Recovering Personhood, Presence, and Place in the Digital Age. Reading this book felt like a real spiritual journey for me with Felicia serving as a gentle guide. She describes the challenges that come with our compulsive use of digital devices, and then leads the reader into spiritual practices that help temper some of the harmful effects and reorient our focus back to connectedness with God and one another. It’s a beautiful and courageous and kind book, especially around a topic that could be filled with shoulds and oughts — and Felicia and I talk about why she decided NOT to offer a lot of hard and fast rules about managing digital devices. I loved talking with Felicia and I think you’ll enjoy our conversation too.​ So have a listen! We're so glad you're here.

— Ann Boyd

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Kaitlyn Schiess: The Liturgy of Politics

Kaitlyn Schiess: The Liturgy of Politics

November 15, 2021

Join us for this conversation with writer Kaitlyn Schiess as we discuss her journeys around political thought, spiritual formation, and life as a graduate student in new place.

"How can I recognize the inherent goodness of contemplating God shaping me now?" — Kaitlyn Schiess

I’ve been a fan of Kaitlyn Schiess for a while now. Her book, The Liturgy of Politics: Spiritual Formation for the Sake of Our Neighbor (IVP 2020), has some very helpful things to say about how and why God’s Spirit is at work in us and — surprise! — it isn’t primarily for our own benefit. I have appreciated Kaitlyn’s voice in the conversations at The Holy Post, a podcast she frequents as a commentator and, recently, as an interviewer. I am so encouraged to find a young sharp woman at the center of important conversations these days speaking candidly and thoughtfully about what it looks like to love God, his Word, and his world. And I look forward to the ways she will provide leadership in the Church and in our communities in the days ahead. May God increase her tribe! So, it was a treat for me to interview Kaitlyn and as others have said, I look forward to seeing where God will call her in the future.

— Karen Hice Guzmán

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Alice Fryling: Aging Faithfully

Alice Fryling: Aging Faithfully

November 1, 2021

What does it look like to experience spiritual transformation through aging? Join us for this conversation with writer and spiritual director Alice Fryling as we discuss how we can position ourselves for spiritual growth at every age.

"I have an assumption that we wouldn't grow old if this wasn't part of God's plan." — Alice Fryling

Let me invite you into a conversation with Alice Fryling, spiritual director and author of Aging Faithfully: The Holy Invitation of Growing Older. Alice is not only a prolific author and gifted teacher — she also happens to be truly one of my favorite people on earth. I met Alice in 1998 when I started seeing her for spiritual direction — a practice that continued for over two decades until Alice moved to Colorado. I remember noticing some of the early inclinations that Alice had toward writing a book on the spirituality of aging, and so I was thrilled to learn that the book was getting published — and then even more thrilled to talk with Alice about so many of these rich ideas — most of which are widely applicable for anyone seeking to live a faithful life, even if you’re not quite yet in your senior years. 

This conversation felt a lot more like sitting around the fire with an old friend than hosting a podcast interview — in fact, you’ll hear that Alice and I keep talking about questions I have for her, but I never really get a chance to formally ask them because they just come up naturally. You’ll hear — we had a lot of fun together. So have a listen! We're so glad you're here.

— Ann Boyd

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Terumi Echols: Leading InterVarsity Press

Terumi Echols: Leading InterVarsity Press

October 18, 2021

Join us for this conversation with Terumi Echols, newly-appointed president and publisher of InterVarsity Press, as we discuss her career path, her family life, and her vision for the future of IVP.

"The church needs to hear from women in every aspect of life." — Terumi Echols

Let me invite you into a conversation with Terumi Echols, the newly appointed publisher of InterVarsity Press. We at The Well have a special fondness InterVarsity Press and the books they publish, many of which have been featured on this podcast and so I was especially delighted to talk with Terumi. In our conversation, you’ll hear Terumi’s thoughts as she is poised to take InterVarsity Press into a new season of leadership, and you’ll also hear about her significant professional accomplishments — many of which she managed while raising a family. Hot tip: listen for Terumi’s story about the strategy she had for balancing a full-time job while homeschooling one of her children who needed a little extra help in school. It’s quite a story, and I think you’ll really enjoy getting to know Terumi.​ So have a listen! We're so glad you're here.

— Ann Boyd

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