You meet the most amazing people around the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, including the Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez, bishop of Pennsylvania, who stopped by St. Paul’s Commons, Echo Park with members of his senior staff to confer with the Rev. Canon Susan Russell, get the Cook’s tour from Canon Bob Williams, and compare notes with me about matters of mutual interest … old friends from St John Chrysostom Church in Rancho Santa Margarita, Scott and Patti Peebles, for dinner in Old Town Pasadena with Kathy Hannigan O’Connor and me … deacons and priests from the San Gabriel Valley, aka our Deanery Five, hosted for lunch at the Montecedro by the Rev. Liz Gagnon Piraino … former Secret Service agent Nacho Zamora, who served on President Obama’s detail, for a security briefing at St. Paul’s Commons … the Very Rev. Anne Sawyer, who brought the Rev. Canon Melissa McCarthy and me up to date on the news from St. John’s Cathedral, where she serves as interim dean and priest of charge … and the Rev. Jason Shelby and Dick Briggs, rector and longtime lay leader, who did the same with the news from St Francis, Palos Verdes.