Dianne B. Salter was raised by a welcoming Christian family, and a faith-filled church nurtured Dianne by providing her with many experiences of God’s love. For twenty years, she joyfully directed children, youth, and adults within the church to discover that love. Feeling a prodding to reach out, she responded to the conviction that God also longs to be in relationship with those outside the church–especially the poor, the unchurched, ethnic groups, young adults, and many who had dropped out.