Amy J. Rio is an ordained United Methodist minister who enjoys reading, writing, the gifts of creation, family and friends. Born in the mountains of North Carolina, Amy continues to feel a deep kinship with the Southern Appalachian mountains, even though she currently resides in the Piedmont of the state. She was ordained over 20 years ago and served local churches in the Asheville area prior to entering college ministry. She currently serves as the Chaplain of Salem Academy & College in Winston-Salem, the oldest women’s institution of higher education in the country. Amy is mom to two college-aged young adults.