How do you sustain a life of service…especially when your job costs you something? Angela Williams has dedicated her life to advocating for others. She joined the military. She became a lawyer. She became a minister. Wait, now she runs one of the largest service organizations in the world, United Way, as its CEO? Incredible.
But what’s behind all this is a story about service. About what it takes to stay in the long, slow work of community. You will believe when she says that it’s hard…and it’s good. At the same time.
SHOW NOTES (and clips of Angela F. Williams from the interview)
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In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, to write his final manuscript which lays out his dreams for American’s future. Read King’s final prophetic work Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?
Angela talks about her first context of women in ministry was through a TV show called The Flying Nun, with Sally Field.
Angela quotes a scripture from Nehemiah 8:10 “The Joy of the Lord is my Strength.”