On The Move
Bob Belohlavek has been named chief operations officer at ICDI (Integrated Community Development Inc.). He oversees ICDI’s African operations and has additional leadership responsibilities with ICDI’s vision and values within the U.S. based operations. ICDI is a non-profit, faith-based organization working in Central Africa, focused on developing local leadership and empowering communities to overcome difficult problems on their own.
Tim Eames is youth pastor at Grace Church South Campus, a Grace Brethren church in Norton, Ohio.
Brad Gromis is youth pastor at Community of Grace, a Grace Brethren church in Richmond, Va.
Brad Gibbs is youth pastor at Grace Church at Willow Valley, Lancaster, Pa. (Shannon Hollinger, former youth pastor, has been named associate pastor of impact ministries at the same church.)
Ken Matteson is now ministering at the Dallas Center (Iowa) Grace Brethren Church.
Dave Pacheco is the youth pastor at the Grace Brethren Church in Delaware, Ohio.
Eileen Boekestein, coordinator of the Water Quality Program at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., has received the Environmental Educator of the Year Award from the Kosciusko County (Ind.) Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). The SWCD gives the award annually to a person who worked to create awareness about the importance of conserving natural resources. Boekestein received the award for her work with Kosciusko Lakes and Streams (KLAS), centered at the college, which uses special events, newsletters, and partnerships for special projects to reach out to the community.
Evelyn Gibson, a 17-year member of Grace Community Church, a Grace Brethren church in Seal Beach, Calif., has received the prestigious Lewis Hine Award for Service to Children and Youth from The National Child Labor Committee (NCLC). She has been a volunteer with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County, Calif., for 20 years, working with sexually abused children. The award is bestowed annually to ten relatively unknown men and women for their efforts on behalf of the health, education, and welfare of children and youth, particularly those at risk.
Don Shoemaker, pastor of Grace Community Church, a Grace Brethren church in Seal Beach, Calif., celebrated his 25th year as pastor of the church.
Todd Shoemaker, from Dillsburg, Pa., has been elected the Grace College (Winona Lake, Ind.) 2009-2010 associated student body president. Todd is currently a junior majoring in youth ministry. Todd’s eventual goals include serving as a youth pastor after he graduates in May of 2010. This summer, Todd will serve as a leader on Operation Barnabas for the first time.
Dr. Tom Stallter, professor and chairman of the Department of Intercultural Studies at Grace College and Theological Seminary, presented a paper at the North Central Regional meeting of the Evangelical Missiological Society on March 28 at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Dr. Stallter’s paper was “Ethical Challenges for U.S. Expatriates in the Use of Cultural Intelligence for Problem Solving in a Second Culture.”
Tony Webb, pastor of Southwest Grace Brethren Church, Grove City, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, successfully defended his dissertation at Ashland Theological Seminary on February 20, completing the requirements to be granted his D.Min. degree in an early June ceremony.
Dorothy E. Goodman, retired Grace Brethren missionary to Africa, 89, Winona Lake, Ind., died Sunday, March 8, 2009.
Sheridan Cole Folsom, member of the Grace Brethren Church in Yakima, Wash., 83, Yakima, Wash., died March 4, 2009.
Jesse D. Humberd, longtime professor of math and science at Grace College, 87, Winona Lake, Ind., died March 21, 2009.
Wilda J. Pappas, mentor of women and mother of Grace Brethren missionary John Pappas, 91, Worthington, Ohio, died February 12, 2009.
Leonard Rousselow, longtime leader of the Grace Brethren Church in Waterloo, Iowa, 81, Waterloo, Iowa, died March 17, 2009.
Ruth C. Snyder, veteran Grace Brethren missionary to Africa, 88, Winona Lake, Ind., died March 10, 2009.
Lyle Emmett Taylor, who was active in the Grace Brethren Boys’ ministry, 83, Harrah, Wash., died March 23, 2009.
Harold Ray Van Dyke, former national president of the Brethren Men’s Fellowship, 85, Troy, Ohio, died March 27, 2009.