Valerie E. Hess speaks and teaches extensively on the spiritual disciplines. She has helped develop many Renovare small groups, writing a monthly newsletter to support them. Valerie and her husband live in Boulder, Colorado. Marti Watson Garlett, Ph.D., has more than thirty years of experience as an educator, author, and worldwide lecturer. She has written numerous articles and two previous books, Who Will Be My Teacher? and Kids with Character. Currently she serves as the founding dean of the innovative online Teachers College established at Western Governors University. Dr. Garlett and her husband live in Azusa, California.