While at Sligo 1975-1985, this extraordinary senior pastor for the NAD took the time to encourage, question, and discuss a broad range of theological, ethical and preaching issues with me. He would tell me about the books he was reading and wanted to know which ones I found most helpful. For my money, he was the best informed administrator we had on the true depth of the challenges we faced in Adventism. Had I the power, I would have installed him as the GC president during what became the most tumultuous period in our history. On the other hand, I would not have wanted him to endure the “slings and arrows” he would have received by so many who missed his genius and deep spiritual connection to this church. Just writing this chokes me up.