Julie Long is associate director at Baptist Women in Ministry.

  • Where did you grow up?

Fitzgerald, Georgia, a small town in south Georgia.

  • What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why?

I love the story of how Jesus takes the lunch of a small child to feed the multitudes.

It reminds us that even our meager offerings, when shared, are enough to go around.

  • What is your favorite movie? Why?

“Love Actually.”

For the way it weaves each individual’s story into a collective one and reminds us that love really is the most powerful force in our lives.

  • Who are three people you admire?

Kay Shurden, personal friend; Mary Oliver, poet; and Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president emerita of the Children’s Defense Fund.

  • What is one little-known fact about yourself?

For all of the reading, writing and communicating I do now, I am really a math nerd at heart.

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