“I just instantly fell in love with all the kids.” [The pastor at MCC, Len Mace] got invited to go to Odyssey [Youth Center]. I didn’t know Odyssey even existed at that point. He said, “Would you guys go with me?” Well, I just instantly fell in love with all the kids, all the stories, and how strong they were for [being] no older than they were. I’ve been there for three years now, so I must have been 60 [at the time].
Source: Interview with Maureen Nickerson on 13 December 2006, held at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.