Youth Spaghetti Dinner

Sunday, March 8th

Our Youth will be having the ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER
11:30 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. in Westminster House.

All you can eat Spaghetti, Salad, Bread, Dessert and Drink.

$3.00 child - 11 years or under; $5.00 Adult; $15.00 Family

All proceeds benefit youth projects!

Posted on February 27, 2015 .

From The Pastor

I want to begin my first newsletter message with you by expressing my thanksgiving to God for the opportunity to serve as your Transitional Pastor.  I also want you to know that I am here for you.  Feel free to call me at any time with any concerns or questions you may have, or simply to talk.  My door is always open to you.  You may have questions about events going on in the denomination, or you may have Biblical or spiritual concerns.  I am here to help.

The interim or transitional period is a gift of God’s grace, a time for the church to discern the mission and ministry to which it is being called, a time for it to rediscover who it is.  There is no set duration for the transitional period.  God in Christ Jesus will decide the length of time we have together, but during that time I look forward to praying with you, laughing with you, sharing fellowship with you, and joining in the great mission of First Presbyterian Church.  From the little bit that I know about First Presbyterian, I am amazed and rejoice at how the Holy Spirit is moving all of you into the life and hearts of the Logan community and the world.  I am excited and humbled to be part of this congregation, as is my wife, Lorel.  I am appreciative of the support of the staff and members in helping me get oriented, and for your patience as I find my way around and learn your names. 

A little bit about me.  Ministry is a second career for me.  I grew up in a family of contractors.  My father and my grandfather were in the construction business, so as the eldest son in a family of three children, I naturally followed in their footsteps.  One of the better decisions that I have made thus far in my life was my decision to attend Purdue University, where I graduated in civil engineering.  Not that Purdue is such a great university, mind you, but it was there that I met my wife, Lorel, who was also in the School of Civil Engineering at the time.  Although we do not have children, we have been soul-mates for over 40 years.  Lorel is recently retired from a 17-year career in information technology consulting.

In 2006, I began to feel a call to ministry - a spiritual restlessness that I had experienced even growing up as a child - and gave up my construction consulting practice to attend Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  Most recently, I served as Transitional Pastor at Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church in Pickerington, Ohio.  I am currently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.  I enjoy watching college football, reading, and exercising.  Lorel and I both enjoy music and singing.  I also admit to being a Weather Channel junkie. 

Now that you know our story (probably much more than you want) I look forward to hearing your stories, and how Christ is using your gifts in this wonderful church.  I am asking for your prayerful support as we begin working together.  I know that, through the love of Christ, we will mutually deepen our spiritual lives in the time to come.  Together we will treasure the past, serve the needs of the present, and claim a future that is already prepared for this church by the loving hands of God.  Thank you for your warm welcome.

                                                                                                            In Christ,



Posted on August 1, 2014 .