Guest Mona Fuerstenau, Director of Ministry Partnerships for Bethesda Lutheran Communities, talks about why it’s important to involve the whole family of a person with a disability in the journey through life. Different families experience the disability differently, and family members can learn from each other and support each other through these different journeys. Learn more about Bethesda Lutheran Communities at bethesdalutherancommunities.org.
If you haven’t had Director of Programming Andy Bates’s smoked mac and cheese from scratch (yes, including the noodles), you’re missing out on a magical food experience. Although he’ll gladly go venturing through the woods in his Vivobarefoot Trail Freaks (those are shoes), he’ll also stay happily busy automating every possible thing in his home while eating cherry cheesecake brownies made by his wife, Lauren. As a Theatre major, don’t ask him to pick a favorite play, but you may find him hanging out with his adorable 4-year-old son watching Trolls or listening to bluegrass or the latest audiobook on biomechanics.