Rick Wulf, youth pastor at the Tremont church, says, “Over the past year, God has been leading us, drawing us closer, and showing us how to rely on Him. And now, praise the Lord, we again have an under-shepherd to teach us how to love the Shepherd more.”
Finster’s plans are to be full-time at the Tremont church beginning November 27, 2005.
Finster has been at the Osceola, Indiana, Grace Brethren Church since August of 1996 as the pastor of Youth and Christian Education. Prior to his ministry at OGBC, he spent six and a half years as the youth pastor at the Ireland Road Grace Brethren Church in South Bend, Indiana.
Earlier, Rod spent 10 years in the marketing division at Nipsco, which is where he was working when God called him into full-time youth ministry.
Pastor Rod married his wife, Patty, on February 7, 1976. They have one daughter, Allyson.