Carolyn Schultz-Rathbun has worked as a teacher, writer, editor, spiritual director, Bible teacher and speaker, retreat leader, columnist, pro-life political activist and campaign manager, ad sales rep, graphic designer, tutor, community organizer, construction worker, and volunteer crisis counselor. She spent 26 years homeschooling five children, and, in 1995, began an intentional Christian community of which she is still a part.
A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she loves medieval English language and literature, Constitutional law, and Virginia Woolf. She is particularly interested in pursuing intimacy, both with God and with other people, in what it looks like as a follower of Jesus to be in the world but not of it, and in what it means to participate in the sufferings of Christ. As a writer and as a human being, her goal is to speak the truth in love.
In her free time, she likes to drink tea, walk the dog, see how well her old Mini Cooper handles, and stay up too late having intense, whispered conversations with people in the kitchen while the rest of the household tries to sleep.
She lives with her high school sweetheart–and husband of 36 years–in a log house in the woods that they built themselves. They have six children–one who lives with them, one who lives with Jesus, and four who are grown and gone–and three grandchildren.