MARY SANDERS is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, California. She is married, the mother of three adult daughters, and serves as pastor of the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Galt, California. She also serves as one of the volunteer police chaplains in her community. Her hobbies include gardening, playing the violin and needlework, including weaving clergy stoles. Her main passions in ministry are preaching, pastoral care, and Christian education.