My name is Beth Merrill Neel and I am really not a writer, although I write a lot and enjoy the process – usually.  My vocation is church ministry, and I’m still trying to figure out my avocation.

This story is the product of two-plus decades of serving as the pastor of a church.  Some of the people you meet are based on real folks; some are figments of my imagination.  There is no St. Rahab’s.

But there are churches with tunnels underneath them, so who knows?  Maybe this is all really true.