A Message from Pastor Steve Mindrup
Thanks so much for the very cordial welcome for Kelley and me on our first Sunday. Your practice of worship is very similar to my own, so I felt at home almost immediately. The worship space is beautiful, the energy seems very positive, and we are happy to have this interim assignment with you.
About us: I am ordained in the United Methodist Church. Since our two denominations are in full communion with each other, our clergy can serve congregations in either tradition. I recently retired from full time ministry after 49 years. I’ve served congregations in Freeport, Rockford, Cherry Valley, West Dundee and Sandwich. I was also a retirement home chaplain for several years.
Kelley and I recently celebrated our 15th anniversary. She is working on a degree in business and human resources at Waubonsee Community College. We live in Yorkville at 310 E. Kendall Drive, Apt. 101 (60560).
Contacting me: My email address is email@example.com. My mobile phone number is 815-988-4992. I don’t use Facebook or Twitter or any other social media, but I’m available by phone or email any time. A good friend and colleague of mine used to put in his newsletter every issue, “Your pastor is as near as your phone.” I want that to be true of me as well.
My schedule: Other than for Saturday and Sunday worship, I plan to be in Mendota on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Except for emergencies, you should be able to find me in the office Tuesdays from 2pm until 5pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am until 1pm. The rest of the time will be spent visiting the nursing home and retirement home residents, and calling on our home bound and hospitalized members.
Even though an interim pastor is “officially” part time, I want to be available if you need me. If there’s a need for pastoral care, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone.
However long our journey together turns out to be, I pray that it will be fruitful and guided by the Holy Spirit. Thank you again for the opportunity to serve you.
Grace and peace,
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