I’m not a wordsmith but the Cohort has been the visible presence of God’s redeeming work in the world in all it’s diversity, difficulty, and beauty. It is visionary and practical. It is empowering and equipping. It has literally been a life-line and a picture of God’s saving grace. Through the people and the work of this program, God has continued to save me personally and vocationally. Being back in youth ministry for the 1st time in a long time, and being in a totally new context this Cohort has been a part of keeping and sustaining me in the incredibly complex, ever-changing, joyful, and difficult work of youth ministry! I thank God for this program as it truly has been a life-saver.