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Profiles in Goodwill: Eileen Campbell-Reed

Eileen Campbell-Reed is coordinator for coaching, mentoring and internship as well as associate professor of practical theology at the Nashville, Tennessee, campus of Central Baptist Theological Seminary.

1. Where did you grow up?

Knoxville, Tennessee.

2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why?

Hagar captures my imagination and inspires me.

Despite her slavery, forced submission, mistreatment and rejection, she is a powerful and self-possessed woman, mother and prophet who names God, “One Who Sees Me” (Genesis 16).

3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

“Inside Out” is my most recent favorite.

I love the ways that Riley’s emotions are portrayed as characters in relationship with each other, I admire the plot that unfolds to show the move from childhood to adolescence, and I adore the way the story drew me in and helped me think about many parallel stories of my own life.

4. Who are three people you admire?

Hildegard of Bingen (12th-century polymath, visionary and Benedictine abbess), Hillary Clinton and Maya Angelou.

5. What is one little-known fact about yourself?

I won a national bowling title when I was in eighth grade.