It's day one of General Synod, and I feel like I should introduce myself for those of you who may be reading this and not know me. I serve as an associate minister for mission, outreach, and youth in Schenectady, New York. This year I'm a voting delegate for the Classis of Schenectady, but I am also representing the Commission for Women, of which I am the moderator. If you watch the live stream, you'll see me giving the report of the CfW tomorrow afternoon. This is the tenth General Synod I've attended in some capacity, and my second as a voting delegate. I'm a little nervous about my attention span (short) and my ability to sit still in one place for long periods of time (low), since I've had more freedom as a corresponding delegate in the past to wander around and hang out at the back of the room. Because I needed a third hat to wear this year, I'm also a member of the special advisory committee on church order and governance (because despite my short attention span and low ability to sit still, I'm kind of a polity geek). I think that may be all that's necessary for now. I'm looking forward to a good week of catching up with friends, meeting new people, and doing the business of the church.