The first time I visited Seattle University was in late January 2012 after attending Calvin Symposium of Christian Worship at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. I was very impressed by the beautiful campus. I was wondering then if I could make my way to graduate studies at the school. Upon my arrival to my hometown, I applied to the graduate degree in spirituality at the School of Theology and Ministry, and was accepted for the Fall 2012 matriculation. Through a special arrangement, however, I asked if I could start off my study in Spring 2013 instead of Fall 2012. My petition was granted. I moved to Seattle on March 25, 2013 and started my study on April 1. The first three classes I took at the school were Theology in an Ecumenical Context taught by Michael Kinnamon and Michael Trice, Christian Ethics taught by Cynthia Moe-Lobeda (now at Pacific Lutheran Seminary, Berkeley, CA), and Religion and Spiritual Values in the Public Square taught by Mark Markuly, dean of the school.