Each week, we’ll hear a new This I Believe essay - this time from Kathryn Timpany. For many people, the middle of America is merely a collection of fly-over states. But Timpany believes the prairies, farms and towns of the Great Plains – as well as the people who make their homes there – are the heart and soul of our country. Timpany is a sixth-generation Kansan now living in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she is senior pastor at First Congregational United Church of Christ. She loves to wander the back roads with her spouse and travelling companion, Tim Worthington. Together they have four children and three grandsons.