Serving as a faculty member at Central is a serendipitous bonus career that followed many years of working with teenagers in high school classrooms and my teaching colleagues as we forged curricular pathways. When I retired from the Independence School District in 2007, I knew I was not finished making contributions in the world, but I did not know what came next. Not that far from my own doctoral graduation in middle age, I realized that working with adult learners brought a different set of joys and challenges than those of the tumultuous teen years. When I was asked to consult on the creation of a writing class for master’s program at Central and began assisting students with writing for their classes here, I knew that God had led me to this place. My doctoral work on curriculum and instruction was helpful in forming a orientation course for new faculty to help create bonds of community and belonging even among geographically far-flung colleagues. I relish each new term and the students brought into my life. It is a privilege and a joy to be among those who are called to minister to humanity and creation here at Central.