Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! as host Scott McCausey interviews kidney donor Lisa Hetzel and her cousin, who was the recipient, Denise Brown.
The song title from the musical Oklahoma rings true for Lisa Hetzel, With Me, It’s All or Nothing. As a recent kidney donor, she has emerged as a living kidney donor advocate. Lisa is a sought-after freelance writer and recently published her experience in a four-part series, The Journey of Organ Donation, in the Rockdale News.
Recognized by the Georgia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest for her columns in the religion and serious sections, Hetzel is dedicated to educating others about the need for living kidney donation. Her devotionals have appeared in My Mother, My Strength, and Penned from the Heart. Her column, As For Me and My House, in the Rockdale News, chronicled lessons in how to survive as a single mom—with a lot of prayer and a little bit of humor.
Currently, she juggles her duties as mother of a teenager, director of the East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers, and Science lab teacher at Barksdale Elementary School in Conyers, Georgia.
Scott McCausey is the Director of Radio Ministries at Christian Devotions Ministries. God presented this unique challenge in January of 2010 and has since brought exciting, well-know Christian leaders to the show he hosts, Christian Devotions Speak UP! Guests have included Christian recording artists, famous authors, ministers and evangelists and famous sports celebrities, all whom share a common goal to spread the word of Jesus Christ. Scott’s day job has him formulating polyurethane systems for Innovative Polymers of St. Johns, Michigan. He has performed various duties within this company for over 23 years and his vast knowledge of chemistry helps answer technical questions and steer new programs in the right direction. At home, Scott is the father of five children. He has been married to his wife Renee for over 20 years and he leads a Family Integrated Church in the mid-Michigan area. He enjoys writing devotions, throwing frisbees, fishing and following baseball and football. Follow him at @CDSPEAKUP.