With the recent announcement that Rod Finster will be leaving the Osceola, IN, Grace Brethren Church to assume the pastorate in Tremont, Pennsylvania, Osceola pastor Greg Serafino began to realize that the Osceola church has had a significant impact on feeding workers to the Northern Atlantic District.
He jotted down a list, all of whom spent time at the Osceola church, who are now serving in the Pennsylvania district:
Currently serving in the Northern Atlantic District from Osceola:
Al and Sue Kidder
Shawn Kidder and wife
Mr. & Mrs. Rex Kidder – not a pastor but a key leader
Keith and Laura Shearer
Dan and Rachel Jackson
Scott and Laura Distler
Dan and Gay O’Deens
Dan and Angie Browning
Paul and Linda Mutchler
Rod and Patty Finster – Echo Valley GBC in Pine Grove.
Also in PA – Mike and Amy Volovski in the Mid Atlantic District – Daughter and son-in-law of Agnes Bracker
Serafino says, “That totals ten men trained or brought up in the Osceola church who are currently key leaders in that District.” He suggests the possibility that, “At just $10,000 each (a paltry sum for the years of training supplied) we should receive $100,000 in reimbursement!”
Congratulations, Osceola, on being such a terrific feeder for at least one piece of God’s Grace Brethren vineyard!
Keith Shearer (again)