Susan Yanos is a writer, spiritual director, and former teacher of writing and literature. She has taught at Indiana University East in Richmond, Ball State University in Muncie, and Earlham School of Religion in Richmond. Her publications include Woman, You Are Free: A Spirituality for Women in Luke (St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2001), Emerging from the Vineyard: Essays by Lay Ecclesial Ministers (Fortuity Press, 2014), as well as essays, short stories, and poetry. A workshop participant in the summers of 2011 and 2012, she returned to the Collegeville Institute as a resident scholar in 2015. She lives in rural east-central Indiana.