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Experience the transforming power of God’s love. Call Me Vivian is a true story about a woman caught in adultery. On the fast track in Corporate America, Scheller became involved in an illicit love affair with her boss that newspapers reported as “sordid.” Not everyone’s extramarital affair makes front page news or results in a civil lawsuit and criminal charges that land a person in federal prison, but hers did.

From a financially secure future to losing everything except her positive attitude, sense of humor, and faith, Scheller found herself sleeping on the concrete floor in a prison cell she describes as “one step above hell.” It was in this place that God did His best work!

This book exposes the truth about Scheller’s struggle with sexual sin, the battle for her heart, and the transforming power of God’s love. Through Scheller’s heartache, pain, and countless years of searching, you will gain a better understanding of God’s wonderful gifts of grace and forgiveness.

Call Me Vivian will prove all things are possible with God if you simply have the faith to believe.


"Call Me Vivian is an inspiring true story about facing your fears, being given a second chance, discovering your divine destiny, and finding true love."

Rev. Ruth Ann Nylen, PhD

Founder, Really Good News Ministries

I am forever blessed for having read <em>Call Me Vivian</em>. I felt the presence of God and his Holy Spirit speaking to me. I pray that God continues to use Katie Scheller to minister to his lost and wounded lambs.

James Earl Quant Jr.

Inmate, Wyoming Correctional Facility

I try to make it a habit to write to an author when he or she has written something that has reached me and attached to my soul. I am so thankful that Jesus, in his awesome orchestrating abilities, allowed Katie’s path and my path to converge by placing her book into my hands. All this time, I have been convinced that addiction was my problem. God has finally shown me that addiction is only a symptom of a much bigger issue: codependency. May the blessings of the Lord pursue and overtake you and may you be victorious in all that you set your hands to do.

Amy Davidson

Inmate, Weakly County Jail, Tennessee

I am touched and inspired by Katie Scheller’s journey. The miracles and revelations that transpired in her life could only have come from the great God we serve. May the Lord continue to provide for The Vivian Foundation.

Cynthia Houvenel

Inmate, Federal Correctional Institution, California

I read <em>Call Me Vivian</em> and could not believe the similarities between Katie’s life and mine. Thank you for the inspiration to never ever give up.

Nicki Bibbs

Inmate, Hampton Roads Regional Jail, Virginia

Katie’s story feels so much like my own. I have resolved to use whatever time I have been given here on earth to draw closer to God.

Angela Greer

Inmate, Townsville Women’s Correctional Centre, Australia

I’m fighting a war every day. I still have a lot of work to do, but thanks to Katie Scheller and Call Me Vivian, I understand I’m no longer doing it alone! God’s got my back.

Katy Judd

Inmate, North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women, North Carolina

I have distributed Call Me Vivian to our chapel and state libraries, and every unit has several copies as well. This book is not only touching inmates but also staff. I saw our chaplain walking on campus and carrying Call Me Vivian. He has since expressed what a wonderful book it is. Your continued generosity of sending so many books to our facility has blessed countless women and their families.

Pamela Smith

Inmate and Angel Network Librarian at the Washington Corrections Center for Women, Washington

<em>Call Me Vivian</em> gave me hope and a great outlook on life. God gives the toughest battles to the strongest soldiers.

Crystal Morris

Inmate, Martin County Jail, Florida

<em>Call Me Vivian</em> gave me hope when I felt like there was none. It was an easy, relatable story and helped me realize I don’t have to keep struggling.

Janelle Jesuca

Inmate, Martin County Jail, Florida

<em>Call Me Vivian</em> was like a divine intervention from God. I totally felt the Holy Spirit speaking to me and could not believe what I was reading; it was like I was reading pieces of my own story. I know that all things are possible with God.

Giuliana Bosco

Inmate, Vista Detention Facility, California

I was feeling hopeless when <em>Call Me Vivian</em> gave me a second wind.

Sonya Pittman

Inmate, Aliceville Alabama Prison Camp

I loved <em>Call Me Vivian</em>. It made me cry, laugh, and grow closer to the Lord. I can’t explain it, but this book drew me closer to God. I am so excited that he is in control of my future.

Daniel Kiss

Inmate, Mid North Coast Correctional Centre, Australia

<em>Call Me Vivian</em> is such an uplifting, inspiring testimony for which I am grateful. My spiritual growth has been an uphill, vigorous one. This book has touched me and many others here at the institution. We need more inspiring women of Katie Scheller’s caliber.

Viviana Rivas-Gunn

Inmate, Washington Corrections Center for Women, Washington

I finished reading <em>Call Me Vivian</em>, and Katie Scheller’s journey was compelling. Her inspiring message surely transformed some of the women’s hearts to trust God for their future.

Faye Boyd

Forgiven Ministry, Inc. and One Day with God camp volunteer

Katie Scheller presented <em>Call Me Vivian</em> and her story at the Milwaukee Correctional Institution for Women. She is a powerful source of inspiration and an undeniably spirit-filled woman. The gospel is weaved into Katie’s message, and her story shows that overcoming sin is possible by filling the void in your heart with the one and only true source of love: God.

Diane Rolfs

Ministry lead of Eastbrook Church Prison

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About Author

Katie Scheller

Katie Scheller was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin. After her fall from the corporate ladder and subsequent time in prison, she felt led to establish The Vivian Foundation which is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children of incarcerated parents.

Her goal is to positively impact and improve the quality of life for each one of the 2.7 million children who have a parent in prison. When Katie is not writing or managing The Vivian Foundation, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her three children and grandchildren.

The Vivian Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization that was established in 2015 to help the children of incarcerated parents. Our mission is to raise money and provide grants to ministries and other nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to serving the needs of these kids.

There are 2.7 million children in the United States who have a mother or father behind bars, and approximately 10 million children have experienced parental incarceration at some point in their lives. Not only that, but close to 60 percent of inmates have no personal visits from their children, given that most prisons are not accessible by any form of public transportation and prisoners are routinely held hundreds of miles away from home.

The Word of God tells us to “remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself ” (Hebrews 13:3). But we must also remember these children who are the innocent victims of crime. The Vivian Foundation is particularly interested in partnering with organizations that are devoted to reuniting families that are impacted by the prison experience so that kids of all ages are able to visit their parents while they are incarcerated. Would you please prayerfully consider sharing God's love and supporting our mission to help these children?

The Vivian Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for these individuals and doing whatever it takes to reunite families, transform hearts, and change lives. Please visit our website thevivianfoundation.com. Tax deductible donations can also be mailed to: The Vivian Foundation P.O. Box 44601 Racine, Wisconsin 53404-7012.