"The means is dialogue, the end is learning, the purpose is peace." ~ Founder Dr. Jane Vella
Judy Washburn currently works for Augsburg Fortress/Sparkhouse, publishers as an education specialist. She hosts several marketing and training webinars each week and loves to help new subscribers to online curriculum learn to use the software program as administrators.
Judy has over thirty years’ experience teaching and training in congregations and schools using the principles of dialogue education and language experience. In addition to her work with the publishing company, she has taught university English teachers in Chongqing, China with Send International, and missionaries in Quito, Ecuador with the Rafiki Foundation. Dialogue Education principles are also at the core her volunteer activities, including the development of a literacy program for a homeless shelter in Illinois, and literacy volunteers of America.
Leading and training in small group Bible studies is another favorite activity and Judy wrote and presented on two leadership training DVD’s in the Leading in Faith series called “Foundational Training DVD: Leading in Faith”, and “Guiding the Conversation DVD: Leading in Faith”, Augsburg Fortress, Publishers.
Judy lives in the Chicago area, is married to Russ Washburn and has three grown children: Emily, Anna, and Dylan. They all love to travel, read, and spend time with family, friends, and pets.