Real Boss Lady: Val Goins

My name is Valerie Goins, I am a 47-year-old seminary student at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and an intern chaplain at the Robley Rex VA Hospital in Louisville. I am the mother of 3 young children, wife, part-time farmer and children's minister. Plus, the pets that consist of 3 dogs, 1 cat, 3 chickens, 1 pigeon, and 60 head of cattle. If it sounds busy, it is! I always felt a call to Christian ministry but I was told for years that it wasn't an appropriate job for a woman. So, I studied other things, pursued other careers and did fairly well for myself. But I was never passionate about my vocation because it wasn't who I was, it was simply what I did. A few years ago, while

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