From Mark Johnston, C'73, T'80 —Retired as executive director of Camp McDowell in Alabama in 2017 after 26 year of service to camp. "I am doing excellent. Maggie still works at McDowell and we still live in the house I built about 20 years ago. We have land that joins camp. It is a beautiful place with a vegetable garden, fruit trees, chickens, and five dogs. You might recall that I have a business on the side. We own a bunch of rental houses including three that are VRBO's. One is on the bay at Fort Morgan where we enjoy going from time to time. Taking care of houses keeps me a little busy from time to time. I have also been flipping a house about once a year. I am also doing some consulting with some camps and not for profits, as well as doing some activist work. Occasionally I put on my collar to bury or marry someone. I am not wanting to work in a parish. This sounds like I am busy all the time, but I am not. Moments of grace? Constantly even in the chaos. Every day is a blessing. I miss all the people from camp, but I do not miss the responsibility. The virus has been tough on camp like most everyone else. I stay in touch with a lot of my old friends."
The School of Theology is checking in with alumni about changes and challenges in their lives at this time. How are they finding moments of grace in the midst of chaos? Read on to find out!