This interview is with Mary Wilson, a retired pastor and teacher who discusses her experiences from both occupations. Mary grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and has a background in education, first teaching junior high and later serving as an instructor at Austin Community College, upon receiving her masters in education. Mary was the pastor of The Church of The Savior for 18 years and holds a ministry doctoral degree. She also ran for a seat in Congress in 2017. In this interview, she shares formative experiences of her life, lessons from her time as a pastor and congressional candidate, and the challenges in her life, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.