Learning Gifts

For five weeks this summer, I had the privilege of supervising the work of two IOKDS Learn & Discern interns virtually.   Seeing my role as a facilitator of learning for both our organization and the interns, I assisted the interns in focusing their time and effort on projects that help our organization move forward with…

Certain Uncertainty

This is our new normal in many aspects of our personal and organizational lives.  So how is our 134-year old organization that embraces tradition more easily than change going to survive during this COVID year ahead?  And if the pandemic continues into 2022, will we find ourselves in a default position of too late to…

Forces Unseen

“Forces Unseen:  What Shapes Our Daily Life” is one of the Chautauqua Institution’s 2020 lecture week themes.  In thinking about this question, we might all immediately respond, saying the novel viral pandemic is one of the most significant forces shaping our lives in history.  It is hard to imagine how something so minute in size…

Encourage and Empower

What does the Learn & Discern summer internship really do?  From my perspective as a supervisor of two communication interns, it provides encouraging empowerment to young adults in their personal, spiritual and career development. How does this happen?  The foundation for growth is a trusted relationship between IOKDS and the intern with a meaningful commitment…