Getting to know . . . Kristin Wassilak.

HRMS front coverThe most appropriate way to read this interview with Deaconess Kristin Wassilak, contributing author to He Restores My Soul and reigning Greatest Listener on the Planet, is with a glass of full-bodied red wine in hand.

Describe a normal day in the life of Deac. Wassilak:

Up at 5 AM, coffee, devotion, off to the dog park, get ready, work, evening with family, walk the dogs, work out whenever works for that day, asleep by 10 PM

What three words best describe your personality?

Empathetic, goofy, serious

Who do you go to for advice?

My husband and my best friends

What do you like to read?

Thrillers and novels written by authors with a sense of humor and irony

Beverage of choice?

Full-bodied red wine

Mac or PC?


Confirmation verse?

John 8:31-32

Which song do you hum the most?

I’m not a spontaneous hummer.

If you could name the heroine of a fiction book, she would be called:

Jane Eyre. Oh, is that one taken?

How do you use hymns in your daily life?

I have the privilege of singing hymns every day in chapel at Concordia University Chicago and hearing them practiced by student and faculty organists all day. They are what I hum most of the time, but otherwise, I’m not a spontaneous hummer. 😉

What scenery do you want to be viewing?

Water, mountains, and forests

Shoe of choice?

Hiking sandals

Favorite movie villain?

Hard to choose! Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) in Die Hard or Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant) in Suspicion or Khan Noonien Singh (Ricardo Montalban) in the original series and Star Trek II.

Which Psalm do you pray the most?

Psalm 34

What is your chapter about?

Christ doing and thinking for me what I cannot do or think for myself (i.e. everything)

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