I continue to be profoundly amazed and encouraged by the collegiality in this church. The lack of rancor and suspicion in the Conference of Bishops gives me hope for the work of this church. In the midst of our challenging discussions of social issues, not one bishop has quit, left or walked away. This is a place of mutual support. I am committed to do everything in my power to build this kind of trust and mutual support among the clergy and lay leaders in our synod.