After a twenty-five-year hiatus, Carol Wise is delighted to be back in La Verne as an interim pastor. The La Verne Church of the Brethren was the first congregation that she served following her graduation with an M.Div. from the Iliff School of Theology. Most recently, Carol has had a long tenure as the director of the Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests, an organization that has worked for queer justice within the Mennonite and Church of the Brethren traditions for over 45 years. She credits her experience at La Verne for providing the hope and imagination necessary to persist in the challenging work of social justice and social change. A day at the library, a bike ride, a long walk or an afternoon of cross country skiing are all enjoyments. Carol lives with her spouse, Kim, and their very social cat, Miriam.