My first 4 years at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary were wonderful. I was granted space, freedom and support for my work. There I learned how to teach better, I developed my skills, I shaped my place in the liturgical/preaching field and rediscovered my voice. I was able to break new ground in worship and honor tradition as I taught and developed a diverse, ecumenical and global worship program that became one of the most valuable learning spaces for students. Besides, I worked with a wonderful faculty, great staff and a host of fascinating students. I found friends in Louisville that I could trust and share life. I will carry them with me. I will miss LPTS terribly for all that I received there. My deepest gratitude to President Dean Thompson who brought me here and believed in me, to the teaching faculty of the school, to those who wrote warm words of affection to me in these last days and for all the people who influenced and shaped my life during these 5 years there. All the blessings to this school!