As the new guy coming into RUF, I was both excited and eager to learn as much as I could from this staff retreat. I was thankful to have gleaned a lot from our training discussions, especially considering how COVID-19 will impact ministry for a lot of us. There were many things that were insightful, but it was especially helpful to learn about effective ministry strategies for engaging students and freshman. It was great to hear from other seasoned campus ministers about some of the strategies that they will be employing. In addition to the helpfulness of the seminars and training sessions, I very much enjoyed the great welcome from David, as well as all the other campus ministers in the region. As a result of the staff retreat, I feel much more equipped going into my first year leading the ministry at the University of Delaware.