by Kathleen van Schaijik
I owe special gratitude this year to fellow editors Ben Brown and Michael Houser, who have been exceptionally generous and helpful in their work for the Concourse. Ben is heading for graduate school in the Fall; Michael for Austria. Both will continue as editors, thank goodness. Pre-theologate student Scott Johnston has graciously agreed to take up the practical slack left in Ben’s wake. He has joined the editorial board and will handle FUS on-campus distribution next year.
For tireless dedication and perpetual good cheer, Justine Schmiesing stands alone. To paraphrase P.G. Wodehouse: “Among all possible design-editors, she’s the only possible one.” She volunteers all the layout work for the Concourse. And the light-hearted, tension-diffusing and humorous illustrations you find in our pages are chosen by her.
The other editors: Mark Fischer, Susan C. Fischer (sister-in-law, not wife of Mark), David Schmiesing and Jules van Schaijik have been extra involved and supportive this year. The editorial work has been more of a team-effort than ever before. I am so grateful to all of them.