A big thanks to all in the NFC family who warmly welcomed pastoral candidate Keith Reeser and his wife, Tahnee. Scheduling complications around spring break and Easter made it necessary for the Reesers to make a quick trip from Chandler, Oklahoma, to Newberg last weekend. We had already invited a guest speaker for Sunday, but Keith plans to return and share a sermon on April 8 that will focus on the priesthood of Jesus. They really appreciated the many conversations and summed up their visit by saying “We had a blast.”
You can see in the picture that Keith and Tahnee have two sons, Malachi, age 8, and Josiah, age 6.
Judy and I were privileged to host them in our home, providing opportunities to engage in lots of laughter as well as times of deeper conversation. During their stay they enjoyed a brief visit to Camp Tilikum, a tour of the George Fox University campus, cinnamon rolls at Newberg Bakery, and NFC’s intergenerational game night on Friday.
The Reesers filled out the prayer request section of our Sunday handout, *asking for prayer “that we would have eyes to see, ears to hear, and minds to understand all that the Lord is putting before us.” What a good prayer challenge for us all!
Submitted by Dave Woolsey, representing your pastoral search team: Tabitha Greller, Cathie Jo Sturdevant, Julie Anderson, Hank Helsabeck, Ron Stansell, and Phil Smith.
*Prayer requests are normally confidential, never publicly shared. In this case we asked permission from Keith to share his along with encouragement to join in the same prayer for us all.