Khristi Adams has followed a student ministry career to a chaplaincy at a boarding school in Pennsylvania. The pace is frenetic—and, she says, it's an opportunity to focus on learning something every day.
Phyllis Fleming grew up around the Woodstock, VA Volunteer Fire Department—and eventually decided to join the force herself. At 67, she's still responding to emergencies and says about her many, many hours on the job: "I wouldn't have missed it for the world."
Ross Armstrong oversees up an "agritainment" fun zone on weekends at a 600-acre farm in Markham, Virginia. The full-time assistant high school principal compares his joy at seeing former students graduate ... with families enjoying a farm for the first time.
John Tierney taught for decades in an Elko, Nevada middle school and won Teacher of the Year in 2016. As Democrats and Republicans cris-cross his state—and nation—John talks about the roots of how he taught the craft of useful discourse to children.
Bonnie Hill married a cowboy in rural Maryland, raised a family, and stumbled into a passion for theater when she took a chance and went back to school. Four decades later, she's holding auditions for a new production for the umpteenth time.