I had been teaching happily in a Disciples of Christ theological school when I was approached about a position at Perkins. As a United Methodist elder, I wanted to fulfill my vocation in this very Wesleyan/United Methodist environment. I remember attending a Perkins chapel service when trying to decide whether to accept the job offer. The service felt like coming home. My father, brother and many friends had attended Perkins so it was like coming home in more ways than one.