We enjoyed three days at Sleeping Lady Resort near Leavenworth, WA October 29-31, 2018. Cynthia Lindner, author of “Varieties of Gifts: Multiplicity and the Well-lived Pastoral Life” was the speaker. It was good to get together with other deacons and pastors from across the synod, in an absolutely beautiful location! There’s even a Chiluhly glass Icicle Sculpture! And five deacons were present, so we had our first “official” meeting as the “EWAID Synod Ministers of Word and Service.” Pictured: front row, Deacon Margaret Ley, Deacon Dave Hellerich…back row, Deacon Heidi Cryer, Deacon Karla Neumann Smiley, and Deacon Diane McGeoch.