I participated in the Respecto program and the Mini-Pastoral 3 week programs. I loved it! I learned more about my own ethnicity and the cultural wealth of my congregation than I ever knew. The encouragement to learn first about who we are has stayed with me over the years to be a bridge builder, not a snow plow. I appreciated the patience, creativity, and joy of the presenters who encouraged us to share our own stories and insights with one another.