When we lived in St. Louis during my three year stint at Eden Theological Seminary there were really only a few people on campus we could fully commiserate with: our fellow Oregonians Scott and Nancy Elliott (along with three of their four great kids). As the only Oregonians on campus we bonded over our shared love of Tillamook cheese and Oregon legend Marcus Borg and we all brooded away the hot and humid Missouri summer days. So it was a great joy for Liz and me to briefly see Scott today as he arrived in Oregon for his ordination exam. The only way the afternoon could have been better: if Nancy and their kids had been here as well. Nancy, along with Meredith Anderson (another close Eden friend), was a life saver for us when the twins were born. We’re disappointed that we won’t be able to attend Eden’s graduation ceremony this May but we hope all our Eden friends remember that our Portland home (which is quite cool in the summer) is always open and visitors are welcomed / encouraged!