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– Faith E. Becker
– Patricia R. Bush
– Lee H. Dice
– David Hocking
– James N. Knepper
– Nickolas Kurtaneck
– Jonathan Nord
– Harry Speicher
– Glenn H. Stauffer
– Larry Wedertz
Rob Borkowitz is the new lead pastor at the Grace Brethren Church in Waterloo, Iowa. Rob and his wife, Karen, have most recently ministered at West-Plex Community Church in Foristell, Mo.
Nathaniel Foote is the new youth pastor at the Grace Brethren Church, Meyersdale, Pa. (Randy Haulk, pastor).
Doug Gray is the new pastor at the Grace Brethren Church in Millersburg, Ohio.
Dr. Richard Fairman is the new pastor at The Bread of Life Fellowship, a Grace Brethren church in Reinholds, Pa. (Pictured at left with wife, Judy.)
Liz Cutler Gates has assumed the role of executive director of the Brethren Missionary Herald Company. Terry White, former executive director, continues part time as the publisher of BMH Books.
The latest addition to the corps of Grace Brethren military chaplains is Dr. Richard Hurst. He reports to chaplain school at Fort Jackson, S.C. in January. He and his wife, Star, are members of the Sebring, Fla., Grace Brethren Church (Randy Smith, pastor).
Nicole Miller is the first Girls’ Ministries Coordinator for Women of Grace USA. A graduate of Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., she is a native of Berne, Ind., where she attended the Bethel Brethren Church. In addition to writing curriculum for the SMM program, she will be helping equip leaders of girls ministries.
Charles G. Thornton retired from active ministry on October 1. For 49 years, he and his wife, Janice, served the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches in eight churches in seven diff erent states including Galion, Ohio; Buena Vista, Va.; Lanham, Md. (Washington D.C.); Lansing, Mich.; Sunnyside, Wash.; Dallas Center, Iowa; Millersburg, Ohio; and Soldotna, Alaska. Chuck and Janice plan to remain in Alaska.
Marti Thompson retired from Grace Brethren International Missions. From 2004-2009 she served as short-term administrative assistant and travel specialist. She worked with just under 1,000 students, missionaries, and staff as she facilitated their short-term mission trips or ministry travel, impacting 19 different countries.
Off the Press
A new book, Discovery of Design: Searching out the Creator’s Secrets, has been written by Dr. Don DeYoung, Grace College faculty member and Derrik Hobbs, a Grace College alumnus. Published by Master Books, the book compiles designs from nature that have been turned into useful products, from fiber optics to bullet trains. The book is available from bmhbooks.com.
Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., inducted nine members into the Lancer Athletic Hall of Fame on November 7 during Homecoming weekend. The inductees honored at a banquet in the Orthopaedic Capital Center include: Rebecca (Wahlstrom) Macy, volleyball; John Boal, men’s basketball; Darrell Johnson, baseball and golf; Eve (Arthur) Dawes, women’s soccer; Cheryl (Myers) Pulver, women’s basketball; Tim VanDuyne, men’s soccer; the late Lloyd Woolman, athletic director and coach; and Ron and Willa Henry, for their meritorious service to Grace Athletics.
Don Shoemaker, pastor of Grace Community Church, a Grace Brethren church in Seal Beach, Calif., served as the grand marshal of the Seal Beach Christmas parade on December 7.
David Hocking, of Colorado Springs, Co., died November 6 after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm. He was the second son of former Grace Brethren missionaries Donand Betty Hocking and the brother of Tom Hocking, pastor of the Bellflower (Calif.) Brethren Church and current moderator of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.
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