I was attending Iliff School of Theology to become a mediator for churches. Conflict is inevitable in faith-based groups! I applied for an internship and part-time position at The Conflict Center. I was so excited to understand conflict in all its infinite variations. I realized that TCC was combining my teaching skills (I’d taught in public schools), real and practical change in peoples lives, and my commitment to peacemaking. This was a life-changing shift of direction and personal growth. I find that I still have not gotten peaceful resolution figured out yet! So I remain committed to my original ministry of reconciliation and peacemaking. I am totally indebted to Liz Loescher and all the wonderful people I’ve interacted with in the 22 years I worked at TCC.