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Depth Podcast Episode 40: Inspiring Story — Grace Klein

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This week, I cannot wait for you to hear my friend, Grace Wabuke Klein as she vulnerably shares her story. She will open your eyes to what it was like for her to grow up in America as an African American woman.  I love that she is helping raise awareness in the tone of hope.  Grace also shares 4 practical steps to help us move toward unity from the Good Samaritan parable.  I promise you do not want to miss her wisdom.

In addition, I highly recommend you reading Grace’s powerful story by decade on Instagram @gracewabukeklein.  I know her posts will inspire you to want to lean in and better understand racism. Honestly, I cannot wait to read Grace’s entire story in her soon to be released book, The Neighbor Next Door.

Lastly, Grace shares about flourishing in the winter season. Being single for two decades before meeting her husband, Grace shares what God revealed to her about Depth.  Honestly, it is one of my favorite parts of our conversation.

Friends, I promise you do not want to miss the nuggets of truth from my friend, Grace.

Book Recommendations

  • * Humility by Andrew Murray
  • * The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation by Miles McPherson
  • * Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison

Grace and her husband lead focus412, a ministry that helps churches grow. Previously, she was on the pastoral staff at Faith Church in West Covina, California, for more than 15 years. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master’s in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. 

Some fun facts about Grace: when she’s not exploring a fascinating country around the world, she is taking on new home improvement projects, seeking adventure ski diving or scuba diving, trying a new restaurant, enjoying hot yoga, completing marathons and a sprint triathlon. She recently married the love of her life, Phillip Klein and is blessed with two adult daughters, Philecia Klein and Paige Straarup, and a son-in-law, Brad Straarup.

You can connect with Grace at

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