You meet the most amazing people around the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, including the Rev. Michael S. Bell and Dante during our weekly three-way conversation about our 25% affordable housing initiative … Canon Andy Tomat, the hardest working volunteer treasurer in The Episcopal Church, for a lively, wide-ranging conversation over lunch at the Huntington Library Museum and Botanical Gardens … my deacon and priest colleagues in the San Gabriel Valley region known as Deanery V, meeting over lunch at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Sierra Madre … Dot C. Leach, convener of our Program Group on Ecumenical and Interfaith Life, with two of our innovative interfaith ministers, Tasneem F. Noor and, our newest member, rabbinic student Leah Julian … the Rev. Kurt Dunkle, former president of General Theological Seminary, and Carl Anderson of All Saints’ Beverly Hills, talking about their work with the Episcopal Preaching Foundation … the Rev. Lester V. Mackenzie, chairing his first meeting as president of the Standing Committee … and the Rev. Susan Stanton and the Rev. Jon Feuss, discussing the ministry they share at St. James’ in the City in Los Angeles.