I’ve seen Ashlee Murphy run hundreds of miles and preach effectively to a megachurch crowd. She’s my hero and also my friend. She’s dragged herself out of bed earlier than anyone should ever have to get up to pick me up from my home and drop me off at the airport for flights well before dawn. She’s become so important to my wife, Kelli, and I that even Kelli has tried to steal Ashlee from me. Kelli and I have the she-was-my-friend-first fight periodically. Please enjoy this interview with a compassionate leader who has never met an employer, pastor, professor or colleague who wasn’t thoroughly blessed by their good fortune to work with Ashlee.
Ashlee’s social work education and current social work vocation, as well as her church and community involvement, lend power to her sounding the alarm that we turn our attention toward the conditions of mental illness all around us. If you are worried about yourself or those around you, about addressing the immediate crises or the systemic problems, then NAMI may be a good place to start (see link below).
The Servant Leader by Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges.