Meet Sada Knowles; she’s a wife, mom, school principal, U!Shine writer, and—the undercurrent of all those other roles—Jesus follower. If you ask Sada, she’ll tell you that she’s had a pretty good life. Whether it was from genetics or from being surrounded by greatness (great family, great community, great church, great education, etc.), Sada has struggled with perfectionism and its consequences from an early age. Fortunately, Jesus was patient and used motherhood, friendships, and marriage to show her what His grace was really all about. She also had a loving dad who was a family physician that helped her frame her own struggles and accept help. Sada has always cared about the power of families, so she studied family science from OC all the way through her Ph.D. program in Human Sciences from OSU (Go Pokes!). She can’t get enough of laughing with her family, vacations, and coffee.