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92. Leading Through the Gift You Are — with Rachel Harkins Ullmann

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About the episode

"We all should strive to be a leader in our own sphere of influence, wherever it is that God has placed us, wherever it is that we can be a gift of self to others." When Rachel Harkins Ullmann was young, she received a powerful vision from the Lord. She felt a call to step out of her comfort zone, serve others, and be a leader. With many years of experience working in ministry, Rachel now serves as the Executive Director for the GIVEN Institute, an organization that empowers young women to be leaders in the Church and society. In this episode, Rachel and I talk about her unique faith journey, how she got involved with the GIVEN Institute, and the important gift that Catholic women are as servant leaders in the world.

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Meet Rachel Harkins Ullmann

Rachel Harkins Ullmann serves as the Executive Director of The GIVEN Institute, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to activate the gifts of young adult women for the Church and for the world. Prior to joining GIVEN, Rachel worked in the Archdiocese of Baltimore for over twelve years supporting parishes and schools with their advancement efforts. Rachel has also taught theology courses in Catholic schools and served as Campus Minister at Mount de Sales Academy under the leadership of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. She is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she majored in Theology and Catechetics and obtained her Masters in Education Administration from Johns Hopkins University.

Rachel is a harpist and has traveled to Australia, Israel, and all over Europe (favorite cities being Rome, Lourdes, and Fatima). Her greatest source of joy is her husband Tony and her children, Evangeline, Cooper, and Theodore.


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