Karis is the Dean of the Chapel at Despondent University in upstate Washington, in Wantmore County. She is also a dear friend of Trygve’s from their graduate school days at St. Andrew’s in Scotland. Karis and Trygve frequently write letters to one another sharing precious details of life and pastoral reflections. Once in a while, Trygve finds that Karis’ inklings are relevant to the Hope College community and, with her permission, shares her words. These are the letters from Despondent U.