# Carol Porter serves as director of women's ministry at Valley Bible Church in San Ramon, California, and lives in nearby Pleasanton. She is also involved in a team ministry of counseling, teaching, and conference speaking with her husband Mark. Author of a monthly magazine column, "Between Us," which appears in Interest Magazine, Carol is the mother of two adult sons.
# Carol Porter and Janell Cleland have been teaching junior high and high school English and reading for over fifteen years. Their six years of collaboration at Mundelein High School have allowed them to realize the power of sharing stories and practices to become more effective teachers