Michelle Layer Rahal

Michelle Layer Rahal


Michelle is a former radio news reporter and published educator. She is a graduate of Hofstra University and holds a Masters of Education degree from the University of New York at Buffalo. Michelle was a contributing editor on The Human Odyssey, Prehistory Through the Middle Ages for K12 Inc.; content editor on The Chalice and the Stirrup Cup by George Baber Atkisson; author of articles for Educational Resource Service (ERS); contributing author for various national studies and reports, including the National Indian Education Study (2006). She lives in Virginia with her husband. 

One thing I do: forgetting what is behind, I strain toward what lies ahead. Phil 3:13 

Minh Phuong Towner

Minh Phuong Towner


Minh is a graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and an ordained chaplain with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). For 20 years prior, she worked as an oncology nurse specialist in Australia. As a child of the Vietnam War and a teenage refugee, she is an advocate for social justice, particularly for those facing religious oppression around the world. Minh’s two adult children live in Australia; she lives in Virginia with her husband.

If I live, I live for the Lord; and if I die, I die for the Lord. So whether I live or die, I belong to the Lord. 

Romans 14:8