As Kim Phipps, President, Messiah College, puts it, "Offering truth-filled candor and grace-filled insight, Snyder has written an engaging memoir that will speak to any individual's personal exploration and embrace of the vocational journey." How does a Mennonite farm girl, whose "closed" Oregon community prescribed a limited role for women and distrusted education, end up a university president? Journey with Lee Snyder as as she explores the surprising and unexpected paths that opened her doors to education and leadership. "As profoundly spiritual as Thomas Merton and Kathleen Norris, as wise about leadership as Margaret Wheatley and Max DePree, Snyder has created an alabaster-box memoir out of which she pours a lifetime of reading, revery, and relationship," says Shirley H. Showalter, Vice-President-Programs, Fetzer Institute. Meanwhile Ann Hostetler, Editor, A Cappella: Mennonite Voices in Poetry, believes that Snyder's "beautifully written book shows how true leadership arises from the humble ingredients of everyday life met with courage, faith, and imagination." And Karen A. Longman, Professor of Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University, celebrates that "Snyder was a pioneer for many of us as one of the first female chief academic officers. Here she combines her artistry with words and a lifetime of experiences."