A native Texan, Michelle Manuel is a candidate for ordination as an Elder in the United Methodist Church. She writes for dreadedpastor.com and has a passion to see others grow in a life of spiritual health as they lean into their own formation with Jesus. She works as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor where she helps people care for themselves holistically. Some of her interests include recovery, healing, social justice, coffee, loud laughter, and deep conversation. She is married to Quentin.