Christian Kurz, an ex-colleague of mine and one of my mentors who brought me to the Debian project, has recently retired from the project. Actually, he is probably the DD who has spent the most time in educating me about the project - it was easy for me since I only needed to speak up in the office to reach him. He has been sponsoring my first uploads back in 2001.
Chris, thanks, for doing so much for Debian, and for me. You were a great help, and I'm looking forward to getting bug reports from you. It is a great honor to know you.