Past and Present
"Appreciate the past, but live in the present." Alumnus Robert Sulanke sounded
this theme in a conversation this spring. He was summarizing what he was taught in
his student days in the thirties and how that teaching informed his ministry. But the
theme resonates across the years.
This summer the North American Pacific-Asian Disciples (NAPAD) held their
biennial convocation in Chicago. Fifty years before, David T. Kagiwada, who would
become one of their founders, graduated from Disciples House and the Divinity
School. They met, brimming with plans for new congregations and ministries, and
elected an entering Disciples House Scholar, April Lewton, as their moderator.
Appreciate the past, but live in the present.
|Trustee JoAnne Kagiwada and her granddaughter, Amber, pause on DDH’s front steps.