The Rev. John Galloway offers his insights on life as a pastor. This well written, anecdotal piece is aimed at pastors and those who serve in churches. The author begins by drawing a comparison between arriving as a new pastor of a congregation and serving as a facilitator of a family reunion. He explains how congregations are families with tremendous personalities and histories. He believes this analogy is important because ministers often don't understand that they need time to settle into the family and to learn the family's habits and traditions, join in the festivities, and respect the members who have supported the congregation through the years. From there he offers insights on how to do what pastors do best and how to provide an environment in which members want to lead. Galloway continues by exploring a wide range of topics pertinent to pastors, seminarians, and those considering the call to pastoral ministry.