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Summer Shepherd

Weekdays: 5am - 10am
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Do you ever wake up and think, “How did I end up here?” Coming to DC and joining with the morning show, I think that a lot. To be more accurate, my thoughts are usually, “How on earth does a human function this early in the morning?” But then I come to and realize what an immense blessing and pleasure it is to hang out with you each morning, I caffeinate, and all is well in the world. You’re worth it.

Like Jerry, I was born in Southern California and love me some sunshine and nature. Mountains, trees, swimming, and hiking are pretty much my definition of a perfect day. However, I spent most of my life in the Midwest so I’ve learned to live with flat lands and cold winters. Needless to say, the DMV is such a gift. Beyond the natural world, my heart is for storytelling, coffee, Jesus, and my family. Not necessarily in that order. I am married to a handsome soldier and am a hot mess mom to a million kids (4, I have 4 kids).

Growing up I was an actress and competitive public speaker. But I was also terribly lost. I didn’t truly find Jesus until I was in my 20s after a really dark “testimony-building” season. That journey has planted in my heart a desire to remind others that they are loved and not alone, with a willingness to go first in sharing my mess, in order to demonstrate the power of redeeming Grace.

I so look forward to getting to know this wonderful area, all its wonderful people, and to be that friend you look forward to hanging out with over coffee each morning.

"Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners from their sin and I am the worst sinner. And yet God had loving-kindness for me. In that way, others will know they can have life that lasts forever also."
1 Timothy 1:15-16