I was first introduced to Paula Cowan more than 20 years ago. We attended the same church, where I witnessed her on the stage adding her exceptional violinist skills to a number of Sunday morning worship moments, as well as to special events. Then, over the years, we wound up in a Bible Study together. I always knew she was a godly woman with a humble and gentle spirit, but I had no idea what a gift and heart she had for kids and Christian education. Paula is now the Head of School at Legacy Christian Academy in Bakersfield, California, where I’ve had the opportunity to watch her at work with students and faculty. The more we worked together to integrate the shepherd leadership model into their school’s DNA, I knew we needed to interview her for the Shepherds-in-Action series. Take a few minutes to hear her perspective of shepherding, and you’ll see why.