On my first Christos silent retreat in 1992, I discovered that being in silence with others created an expansive, quiet space in my soul that was greatly needed. Since then, I’ve learned many other contemplative practices that were ancient but new to me. A highlight for me was going on the Christos pilgrimage to Ireland and Scotland in 2009. I returned to the US and enrolled in the TTH program. I’m grateful to Christos for all I’ve learned and for the friends I’ve made over the years. I’m happy to give back by serving on the board.