As a former prosecutor and now Senior Judge in Minnesota, The Honorable John E. DeSanto reflects on events and career developments that allowed him to serve as a leader in public service. His resolve and enthusiasm to lead and serve well are infectious and exemplary.
Amy Simpson is a writer, speaker, and author who wrote a notable book in 2013 entitled Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church's Mission. Because of the book's success and it's credible focus on a critical need, Amy has emerged as a leader in speaking to those affected by mental illness, and she helps cast a vision for those wanting to help.
In Troubled Minds, Amy tells the story of her mother when she had a complete psychotic break - when Amy was only 14 years old. This profoundly affected her mother and the whole family. Nothing was ever the same again. I read the book in a church group because it also focused on helping others to be supportive of people and families dealing with mental illness. But I also found the book to be a fine example of an author/leader at work in influencing people and bringing forth essential change.
Amy Simpson has written a number of books including: Troubled Minds - Mental Illness and the Church's Mission, and Anxious. She is a former publishing executive, and besides being a writer, she is a life and leadership coach. Amy and her husband Trevor have two children.