Celebrating with the Grace Brethren
Roger D. Peugh has been presented the Excellence in Ministry Award by the Association of Grace Brethren Ministers. He served 20 years as a church-planting missionary in Germany, and upon his return to the U.S., began 21 years of service at Grace College and Seminary in various teaching and administrative roles.
Eric Marsh, pastor of Hope for Long Beach at Grace Brethren Church, Long Beach, Calif., received the Community Leader Award at the 28th Annual Greater Long Beach Leadership Prayer Breakfast on October 7, 2010.
Frank Figueroa, Jr., has been ordained to the Christian ministry by the Waipio Grace Brethren Church in Mililani, Hawaii. He has pastored the church since 2007.
Jeremy Norton of Peninsula Grace Brethren Church, Soldotna, Alaska, and Brad Blackstone of Eagle River, Alaska, Grace Brethren Church have been examined by the Arctic District Ministerial Examining Board and recommended to their churches for licensure as Grace Brethren elders.
On the Move
Tom Gale is the pastor at Southwest Grace Brethren Church, Grove City, Ohio.
Bill Harris, a member of the Grace Brethren Church, Ashland, Ohio, has retired as president of the Ohio Senate, a position he has held since 2005. He held the Ohio 19th District Senate seat from 2000 to 2010 and previously served as a state representative from 1995 to 2000.
Margaret Louise Frost, 90, Findlay, Ohio, November 10, 2010. She and her husband, Chuck, supported Grace Brethren International Missions (GBIM) and Integrated Community Development International (ICDI) for many years by packing shipping containers to be sent to Africa.
Galen Lingenfelter, 89, Pasadena, Calif., October 5, 2010, former Grace Brethren pastor.
S. Maxine Peters, 85, West Milton, Ohio, October 20, 2010, wife of longtime Grace Brethren pastor Jack Peters and mother of Pastor Steve Peters.
James R. Renick, 72, Salunga, Pa., October 3, 2010, former Grace College and Seminary faculty member and missionary to France.
Marilyn G. Salazar, 75, Bedford, Pa., April 28, 2010, wife of former Grace Brethren pastor Robert G. Salazar.
Robert H. Schumacher, 84, Elkhart, Ind., November 9, 2010.
Todd Scoles, 48, Marysville, Ohio, October 10, 2010, Grace Brethren pastor, historian, and BMH board president and author. (See related story here.)
Earl J. Thurston, 88, Fort Wayne, Ind., October 27, 2010, former director of food services at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind.
Marguerite Tresise, 99, Hawaii, October 20, 2010, wife of the late Rev. Foster Tresise, founder of the first Grace Brethren church in Hawaii.
Wanda M. Welling, 77, Goshen, Ind., October 8, 2010, mother of Brenda Welling, who serves in Mexico City with Grace Brethren International Missions (GBIM).