A faculty member and a student joined forces for an article and illustration in the March 2018 edition of The Mennonite, the magazine of Mennonite Church USA. In response to a call for contributions on “Spiritual Resilience,” Melanie A. Howard, Ph.D., assistant professor of biblical and theological studies, wrote an essay exploring how Paul’s spiritual resilience in Acts 16:6-10 inspired her during a difficult period in her faith journey. Gordon Houser, editor of The Mennonite, asked about an illustration to accompany the article, and Howard contacted Rebekah Geiger, a sophomore graphic arts major from Pasadena. Geiger read the essay and created a watercolor. “This partnership demonstrates the best of what can happen when Fresno Pacific University professors and students collaborate,” Howard said.