When I was asked nine months ago to consider this assignment I laughed out loud. For a myriad of reasons, there are many more qualified people to pastor the intellectually elite. Yet, I am reminded that this is the way of the Kingdom. It is backwards. It leaves us individually needing Jesus to show up in ways that no one or nothing can. This is the life of a follower. This is the sweet spot of faith. In my journey from West to East, He has turned my laughter into awe and a challenge to be myself in all things. By following just as I am, my life inevitably points to Jesus and points others to a freedom that only comes from Him.