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Angie Best

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Angie Best is a psychiatric nurse, a Quaker pastor, a writer, and a lesbian, and she isn't sure she's ever going to be feel comfortable in her faith again. She has an MDiv from Virginia Union University in Richmond, Va and is the author or co-author of ten books, including Heart of a Shepherd: Meditations for New Pastors, and Surviving Your First Year as Pastor: What Seminary Couldn't Teach You, both published by Judson Press. She's learning how to quilt, makes a mean risotto, and is happiest with her toes in the sand.

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