About Peri Zahnd

Passions: I’m passionate about Jesus, and about motivating others to share that passion! I’m passionate about experiencing life to its very fullest, and being pleasing to God. I’m passionate about developing strong, healthy relationships with as many different people as I possibly can. And I’m super passionate about the incredible man God allowed me to marry, and the kids he blessed us with.

Favorite things to do: Walking in my neighborhood, or when I can, being in the mountains–hiking, climbing, snowshoeing, exploring. I love being outside in God’s creation, breathing clean air and rejoicing in all his created world! I love watching the birds out my kitchen window at the birdfeeder. I love writing and journaling. I love great books.

Favorite reads: Anything by C.S. Lewis (The Great Divorce is my all time best book, Surprised by Joy, 2 different anthologies), Philip Yancey (Rumors of Another World, Soul Survivor are favorites), Frederick Buechner (The Sacred Journey, Secrets in the Dark, Eyes of the Heart, Son of Laughter), John Ortberg, Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy, Dallas Willard. I also love biographies and children’s literature.  BRAND NEW FIND:  Lewis Smedes

Favorite music: WOLC worship team, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Neko Case, Sarah McLachlan, Phil Keaggy, Keith Green, old Jesus music from the 70s and 80s, which I listen to on a record player!

Favorite movies: Lord of the Rings trilogy

Favorite cities: Jerusalem, St. Joe, Rome, Paris, Estes Park (yes everyone is a favorite!)

Favorite drink: Sugar free hazelnut latte from Solomon’s Porch!

Favorite preacher: Well now, who do ya think?

Greatest challenge in everyday life: technology—computers, cell phones, turning on the TV at home