As a young man of 17, I left home headed for college in the suburbs of Chicago. From a small town in Wisconsin, I had little idea what was in store for me. Paired with three other freshly-released teenagers in an apartment without supervision or accountability proved to be as you'd imagine it - too much for this kid who was trying to leave the perils of dual-life living behind him. I was lonely and scared by the whole experience. I remember lying in my bed crying out to God to meet me and show me His hand in all of this mess. And that was when He led me to the love of a pastor.