Throughout my journey, God has placed incredible comforters and encouragers in my life. I have close high school friends who call, e-mail and pray for me. During my four years at Whitworth, I had professors in religion, art, writing, philosophy and history courses who befriended, mentored and shared their lives with me. While I served as a Resident Assistant during my senior year, I spent time each week with a Resident Director who taught me about the scandalous grace of Christ and the importance of honest communication. In the past year, God has provided some close friends and a youth pastor who have been incredible sources of joy to me. In all of these relationships, I’ve learned the importance of having a gentle spirit, being able to truly listen, and leading with humility.