Nouf Al Afeefi is the first female Emirati air traffic controller in the United Arab Emirates, which is no small feat. The 28-year-old has had to battle sexism but she forges on as she is modernizing aviation in the Middle East. Nouf opens up about faith, challenges she has faced in the industry, New Zealand, and she ends with a message to girls and young women chasing dreams.
Mikayla Christiansen is a branding and portrait photographer, who’s in university in Virginia (USA). She is passionate about storytelling and visual imagery. Her heart is where her passion lies -- people, and she’s passionate about loving people, coffee shop dates, and sharing Jesus.
Seele recently interviewed a Syrian pastor working in Beirut. He moved to Lebanon in 2014 after following God’s direction on his life. Because he’s Syrian, he’s able to work with Syrian refugees that have flooded into Beirut.
Jimmie Allen is a Southern Delaware native, whose talent for songwriting is undeniable, having written a song that was featured in a Super Bowl commercial and appeared in a Diet Coke ad with Taylor Swift. Jimmie is persistent. He moved to Nashville with $21 in his pocket and struggled for a while, but with tenacity and time, Jimmie made his big break. He talks his home state of Delaware, music, and which female Country artists he'd like to make a song with.
Rose Tchwenko works for CARE, an organization within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. They are known everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people. Rose opens up about the issues facing young girls in Malawi, a landlocked country in southeast Africa.
Mohammad Yamout was a street kid turned “on fire for Jesus” kid; and businessman turned ministry man. It's his desire to see the church wake up and stop being complacent, and realize that today it’s open doors in the Middle East.
Italian American Ray Guarini from Italian Enclaves, an educational website that features Italian American neighborhoods in North America sat down with Jenna Zirino, an Italian-American woman from Brooklyn, NY, who suffers from fibromyalgia.
Seele interviewed the CEO and Founder of SEP Jordan, Roberta Ventura. Roberta shares the challenges that refugee women face, and the embroidery work that refugees did for the Hollywood film, Mary Magdalene.
Philippa Hanna is an acclaimed British singer-songwriter currently splitting her time between Sheffield U.K. and Nashville. Philippa has become a leading light on the Christian & Gospel scenes in Europe, and she has opened tours for household names including Lionel Richie and Leona Lewis. Philippa chatted with Seele about touring, finding faith and Haiti.
Five years since they were discovered playing a gig in a Bedfordshire pub, Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes are now raising the bar in Nashville. The British Country Music duo are making waves in music and have just released a new album and will be in tour this year. They open up about their music journey from the struggles to where they are now.
Eric Saunders is the Arlington campus pastor of McLean Bible Church in Arlington, Virginia (USA). He opens up about how the past two years have been some of the most challenging years. He is pushing through the loss of his father and his soon-to-be unborn son, Roman, who will have a major health disability. Eric shares how his faith in God is strengthening and why abortion isn't an option.
Pia Ercan is a movie director and movie promoter. Originally from Turkey, Pia has been behind some of Turkey's well known movies. Her most recent one, "Ayla, Daughter of War," a film set during the Korean War, detailing the life of a Turkish soldier who took care of a young Korean girl when he was stationed in Korea. Pia opens up about this moving and inspiring movie.
Bobby Ida is a fitness fiend, model, social media influencer, body builder and TV host of Pro Warriors (in Indonesia). He keeps keeps active.You can find him in the gym most days, and he also competes in body building competitions. He just got back from Australia where he competed in the Omara Classic in Perth and won 1st place in the men’s physique open, and the Arnold Classic in Melbourne, where he won 3rd place. Bobby made time to answer a few questions for Seele. Check it out!
Andrew Hyatt is an award-winning writer and director he has a new movie out that has been in theaters for two weeks already, “Paul, Apostle of Christ.” The movie was made on a shoestring budget of $5 million. Andrew is passionate about God, and he has done well in combing his two passions: storytelling in film and God. He sat down with Seele Magazine to discuss his new movie about the Apostle Paul, as well has his background story.
Deeqo Shire is a representative of Integrate UK. She specializes on issues from female genital mutilation (FGM), to radicalisation, gang culture and countering violent extremism. She has represented Integrate at many significant meetings including meetings with former British Prime Minister David Cameron and the current Prime Minister Theresa May. Deeqo has also spoken at the first FGM conference in Edinburgh.
She shares the importance of bringing to light the importance of FGM.
Today is International Women's Day and Seele chats with Mari Skåre, Norway’s ambassador to Afghanistan. She has been a part of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1991, serving her nation and the world in many capacities.
Tessy de Nassau is a modern woman, who is not like most of us, but then again she is. She married into the Luxembourg royal family and held a royal title, but she’s still the same person with a heart for people. And as she transitions into the season of life she’s in now, she finds herself busy, like most women, balancing her family and work responsibilities. A mother of two boys, an army veteran, and an activist, Tessy brings attention to various issues near and dear to her heart.
Vic Allen is a singer-songwriter originating from the UK. She thought she was going to be a veterinarian, but then John Mayer happened to her and a trip to the US inspired her musical talents. Vic first picked up the guitar as a teenager, and after a trip to America, she was inspired by the rich Country Music scene, and began songwriting.
Raleigh Keegan was born in a jail cell, raised under church bells, and infused all of that soul into his debut album. His dynamic performances mix country, rock and soul in a laid-back style which can be attributed to his Ohio upbringing by adoptive parents. He has come a long way since those humble beginnings, establishing himself as a proud Kentucky resident and performing in 20 states across the Midwest, South, Northeast and Southwest.
Charlie Blythe is the UK Director for the A21 Campaign. The A21’s vision is to see human slavery abolished in the 21st Century. In addition to her work with the A21 Campaign, Charlie and her husband, Dan are pastors at Hillsong Church London, where they are leading a fearless generation of young people .
With a public service and business career that spans more than four decades, David Beasley now lives in Rome, where he is the Executive Director of the United Nations’ World Food Programme. He travels to over 30 countries per year promoting peace, meeting donors, and leading conferences and missions.
Bobbie Houston and her husband Brian Houston are the Global Senior Pastors and Founders of Hillsong Church, a church they started over thirty years ago in Sydney, Australia. She is passionate about seeing all people find Jesus as their Savior, to see people gain a revelation of their value in Him, and rise up to make a stand for justice on the earth.
A December chat with Country Music singer, Emily Faye. She’s a firm believer that anything is possible, and she doesn't get bogged down in the numbers- but rather quality, by reminding herself it’s about the quality of music and not the number of followers.
To hear Curtis Grimes sing is to take a trip through the heart of country music. A Texas native, Grimes is a collegiate baseball player and in 2011 he appeared on reality TV show, “The Voice.” finished in the top 10 under Coach Ceelo Green. In this interview he talks music, fans and faith.
Christy Wright is a best selling author and host of the podcast, Business Boutique. Christy is passionate about equipping women with the knowledge and steps they need to successfully run and grow a business. Today is Women's Entrepreneurship Day, is a day that recognizes women's entrepreneurs, and Christy answers 3 questions about women going into business.
Texas native, Casey Donahew has painstakingly carved out an impressive niche for himself on the country music scene over the past decade, attracting a solid base of loyal fans who flock to his legendary live shows...
Seele is turning to African artisans like Adam Foya, an entrepreneur who lives in Tanzania’s commercial port, Dar es Salaam. Adam now designs and sells apparel, bags, and accessories with his company, Xarafa Clothing & Accessories.
Steven Harper heads up CV Outreach in the UK. CV's heart and passion is to introduce people to Jesus in this new mission field, the Internet. He engages with Churches and Christian Organisations, and helps build partnerships with CV.
Tameika Isaac Devine, is a practicing attorney, an elected official, an entrepreneur, professional speaker, and best-selling author. She and her husband Jamie, lost their son, and Tameika shares her experience in this Seele Magazine interview.
In a dim-lit boxing ring in the West of London, meets a group of Christians who have two things in common: to pray for the city of London and to see people come to know Jesus. Jamie Sewell, the London leader for the Message Trust and the one behind Remnant London speaks with Seele.
Seele Magazine recently sat down with Wichet in his restaurant Supawan, and asked him questions about his life, businesses, and asked him his advice on being an entrepreneur in London. He has founded two businesses in London: Aflorum, his flower shop and Supawan, his Thai restaurant, both from passion, skill, being realistic about his abilities, and hard work.
Jo Saxton is a Nigerian Londoner, a Brit living in the United States. And she is the chair of the board of 3Dmovements, a non-profit organization that seeks to change the world by putting discipleship and mission back into the hands of ordinary people. chair of the board of 3Dmovements
Erica Campbell has released 2 solo albums as well as 7 albums with her sister as part of the dynamic duo “Mary Mary”. She is the host of the new nationally syndicated radio show "Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell.”
Amy Orr-Ewing is the EMEA Director for the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA). Amy is passionate about always having an answer to many of the pressing cultural issues of the day. And she strives to bring her formidable theological knowledge to bear on a wide variety of subjects.
Tanja Tomic is one of Macedonia’s leading public policy experts. She has been elected to various leadership positions, both municipally and nationally, her most recent one being a member of Macedonia's Parliament.
Vietnamese- German actress, Minh-Khai Phan Thi talks about her passion of acting and TV Presenting. She opens up about when she knew she wanted to be on the stage, her acting work, being a mom, being Vietnamese- German, and her work in philanthropy.
Victoria Bridges has been a documentary filmmaker for most of her career. She’s half American, having gone to Harvard University, but she lives in the UK with her husband and daughter. Now she’s heading up a chapter of Global Girl Media in London.
Judge Katie Nichols Harrod opens up about what she has learned in how God has orchestrated her journey from applying to law school to becoming a lawyer- specializing in family law, to becoming an Administrative Law Judge in the United States.
During her time in the Bush Administration, Charity Wallace, was the Deputy Chief of Protocol of the United States and Director of Advance for First Lady Laura Bush, and from 2009-2010, Charity was the Chief of Staff to Mrs. Laura Bush.
Christine Caine is a is a respected evangelists, speaker, author, and activists. She's also a wife and mother, and she cofounded the A21 Campaign, an anti-human trafficking organization that fights slavery around the globe with her husband, Nick.
Alvin Portee, Jr. - speaks about going into the U.S. Air Force at at 17, becoming a mortician, running for a county-wide seat for over 20 years in South Carolina, investing in today’s young men & faith.
Fitri Rosanty ‘occupies her street,’ a Carl Lentz expression, meaning that she’s doing her own thing, focusing on her God given talent as a chemist, as well as her friendships, and being a blessing at her local church.
Marie Smith- "Anna Wintour inspires me. Her belief that when you are decisive, you actually get more accomplished, and people believe in what you are doing instead of you not being confident in your decision making. I really resonate with that."
Ivan Ann: "Youths today need discipleship and to hear and know God's Word. They need spiritual guidance and to be mentored in Godliness. The world is so full of distractions, colorful advertisements and social media that are screaming for our youth’s attention. We have to constantly fight for their focus."
Lizzy Rider- "Suddenly losing my Mum was definitely not something I saw coming. I was expecting to have many years with her left and so it is painful. Yet the experience has also been strangely enlightening."
Caroline: A Journalist, a Photographer, and a Traveler "In a few decisive moments where I was so close to letting go, and then suddenly realised it had always been a bigger part of my life than I thought possible - I slowly began to discover, love and be stunned by a God that I never really came across in 18 years."
Alvin Allokendek is from an archipelago nation of thousands of islands that God has made my heart sensitive to caring about these past few years, and that also happens to have the largest Muslim population in the world- Indonesia.
When I got the news I had cancer I was devastated. At the time I got the news I felt God was very far away. I felt HE had forsaken me, and HE did not care. I wondered what I had done that was so bad that God was punishing me for. I cried and I cried.