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Region Adds Three Regional Elders

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Regional Minister Rick Spleth (right) welcomes new regional elders Bob Shaw (left) and Andy Crowley. Don Haase was not available for the photo.

Regional Minister Rick Spleth (right) welcomes new regional elders Bob Shaw (left) and Andy Crowley. Don Haase was not available for the photo.

Andy Crowley, Don Haase and Bob Shaw have joined the team of regional elders for the Christian Church in Indiana.  The three retired ministers will fill the spots left vacant by the resignations of Jack Canedy, Jack Collins and Dick Kilgore.

Andy Crowley served Speedway Christian Church for 32 years until his retirement in 2006.  Andy will join Bob and Sue Bates and Art Hanna in service to the congregations and pastors in the Greater Indianapolis (GIDA) area.  With only a few exceptions, the 36 churches in the GIDA area are located in Marion County.

Don Haase began his work as regional elder to the Four Rivers Area in March.  Don retired in 2005 after serving the Oak Grove Christian Church in Monticello for 17 years.  The Four Rivers Area is one of three areas in the region that straddle the Eastern and Central time zones, stretching from Newton County to Miami and Fulton Counties.

Bob Shaw will serve pastors and congregations in the Heartland area.  Bob also currently serves as chair of the Congo Partnership Task Force.  Prior to retirement, Bob served a variety of congregations as an interim minister.  Two regional elders are assigned to the 20 congregations of the Heartland area, which covers Tipton, Hamilton, Madison and Hancock Counties.  The other spot for a regional elder to the Heartland area is currently vacant.

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Written by ccindiananews

June 25, 2009 at 5:12 pm

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