Dr. Deborah Gorton is a clinical psychologist who works as a change agent for individuals, organizations, and emerging leaders, helping them refine, embrace, and thrive in their purpose. Through partnership, she inspires others to build bridges between the head and the heart and ignites the courage necessary to make the journey across. Dr. Gorton earned both her MA in Psychology and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA. Additionally, she holds an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Presently, she serves as the Director of Moody Theological Seminary’s Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program as well as Moody's Counseling Center.
Dr. Heather Holleman is an associate teaching professor at Penn State, speaker, and author. She designs advanced writing curriculum for the English department and loves helping students thrive professionally. She has written eight books, including the bestseller Seated with Christ: Living Freely in a Culture of Comparison, and an award-winning book on evangelism (co-written with her husband, Ashley Holleman) called Sent: Living a Life That Invites Others to Jesus. Her forthcoming book, The Six Conversations: Pathways to Connecting in an Age of Isolation and Incivility (Fall 2022) helps fight the loneliness epidemic by inviting readers to enjoy better conversations. Heather also serves with Faculty Commons alongside Ashley in the graduate student ministry of Cru. She has two daughters and three cats, and she blogs daily at heatherholleman.com.
Jannelle Nevels is a cohost of Brian and Jannelle Mornings on WCRF every weekday and manages the family’s real estate business in Hudson. She was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in Providence, Rhode Island. She attended Oberlin College and then earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Case Western Reserve University. She has been a contributor to the radio program Pause for Prayer since 2012. Jannelle and her husband have six children, whom she homeschools.