Debbie Christian has worked in the fields of economic research, corporate philanthropy, and nonprofit fundraising. She also homeschooled her four children. She serves as Submissions Director for Alive Communications, the literary agency owned by her husband, Rick Christian. Her ministry emphasis on widows and orphans was birthed out of her own widowhood experience. (Debbie’s first husband, Van Ardan, died in the 1999 plane crash with friend and client, PGA golfer Payne Stewart.) Debbie lives in Colorado and enjoys cooking, reading great literature, and any activity that takes her through wildflowers in summer or snow in winter.