Dr. Heidi Petak is a communication strategist and coach, Dove Award-winning writer, speaker, voiceover artist, and Communications Director for the Ascent Church. She earned her Ph.D. in Communication from Regent University, a M.A. from the University of Arkansas, and a B.S. in Broadcasting and an A.A. in Art and Design from John Brown University. She currently teaches communication for Colorado Christian University and Denver Seminary where her students call her “Dr. P.” Heidi co-founded the Heart Perception Project, an effort to help Americans learn to connect across the political divide. She and her husband Brian parent four boys, one dog, and a one-eyed cat who challenge their communication skills daily.