Katelyn Hannel writes from just outside of Washington, DC, in Arlington, Virginia. She is a middle school choral teacher in a diverse public school system, a professional church musician at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, and a parish catechist for young adolescents. She values having a foot in both the sacred and secular worlds, as it has given her opportunities both to deepen her own faith and to build wider circles with others. She is passionate about connecting faith to lived experience, and helping her students find their paths to become self-confident, happy, and fulfilled.