Judith Whelchel is an Episcopal priest who has devoted twenty years in the ministry to the work of peace and justice. She trained under the Rev. Ken Leech in London and was the founding Vicar of the Church of the Advocate, Asheville, NC, co-founder of Room in the Inn, Asheville, and has served as a retreat leader and program faculty with the Institute for Servant Leadership. Judith is involved in ongoing empowerment work with women and girls in Nicaragua. Her interest in the power of investments for mission came after witnessing the transformation a $15K loan had on a community of illiterate women their children.