May 5, 2016

#20 Rachel Womelsduff Gough | Writer, Connector & Scout

My friend Rachel Womelsduff Gough, who “ditched the city for a patch of earth” in the Snoqualmie Valley with her family two and half years ago, joins me to talk about joining God’s renewal and building community in a rural context by recalling her own journey and the inspiration of the “Roseto Effect,” discussing the influences of Wendell Berry’s work and C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters, and sharing about the critical community-building practice of “frequent spontaneous contact.”

Rachel is co-founder, contributor, and editor at Kindred (, an online magazine. Check out her latest piece, "Radical Locatedness" ( She is a lover of learning, whether it's gardening, chicken farming, canning, or neighboring.


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