Around the same time that I began my studies at Redeemer, Steve Dykstra began his role as Community Development Coordinator. In this role, Steve has worked hard to connect students with volunteer opportunities in the city while also developing a Community Service-Learning program at Redeemer. This program aims to provide students with the opportunity to learn experientially by integrating community service with academic learning. As I became more involved in the leadership of Redeemer service activities, Steve was always available to help me reflect on how and why we serve. Furthermore, he challenged me to think differently and wrestle with the implications of service to the poor. Steve lives downtown with his wife and his baby boy Samuel, and as I fell more and more in love with the city of Hamilton (yes, it’s possible!), he served as an example of living intentionally in all areas of life.