As you might already know, Bob Keiderling will be leaving our Wesley family on June 30. On that day there will be a social gathering in the atriumto honor him after the service. I hope you can attend.
Before then, please be sure to grab a thank you note from the display in the atrium. Use it to offer some personal words to Bob. Place the note in the box prior to the service on the 30th and we will present them to him afterwards.
Before Bob leaves us, I’d like to reflect on his time with us.
Bob’s job title at Wesley is Minister of Discipleship. In this role he formed and led small groups, dealing with various topics. During these sessions, he ministered to the needy of our congregation, as well as visitors to our church. This area of service is his forte. In addition to helping form disciples in these small groups, he also served in other ways. Bob was the primary staff member that provided care to the sick and shut in. He visited hospitals, visited homes, and conducted funerals. In his five years at Wesley, no one offered more personal care to the people of our church than he did. In addition, Bob was our church’s assistant pastor, filling in as a preacher for our lead pastor in his absence. Bob’s ability in the areas of pastoral care and preaching improved significantly during his time at Wesley. Bob has taken all his roles seriously and approached them passionately.
I’m grateful for his service to Wesley church, and to God.
Chair of Staff Parish Relations Committee