Maria Liu Wong, dean of City Seminary, works on a project outside the City Seminary gallery in New York City. Artists wrap objects with crocheted and knitted patches -- a method called "yarn bombing." The yarn-bombed trees are dedicated to Manuel “Manny” Ortiz, a mentor of the author. Photo by Daniel John/CSNY
His longtime friend Manuel “Manny” Ortiz showed the director of City Seminary of New York the importance of not just leadership but friendship for the future of the urban church.