As a graduate student, my life has been one marked with changes, both good and bad, as I transitioned from the realm of academia into the professional sphere. Throughout my tenure here at Mt. Zion, I have been looking forward with trepidation to the day when that change would reach here, and I would have to say good-bye to this church family and move to full-time work. Unfortunately, that day has arrived a bit sooner than I had anticipated. Several weeks ago I accepted a job offer in the District, and the SPRC of Mt. Zion has accepted my resignation here effective December 1st.