We have had a pulpit search going on for a while now. Someone asked if we were concerned it had been going on so long? Our answer was Yes, but No. We figured the reason it was gong on so long was the right man either wasn’t available yet or wasn’t looking. That has proven itself to be true.
We welcome Ty Messner to the church as our next preaching minister. Ty will be here full time mid-May. He graduates from St Louis Christian College in April.
Our path to Ty was a bit interesting. We had talked with a candidate who was working at St Louis Christian College. He had been checked up on, been here for a visit, he and his family even came for Light Up The Night in October. He filled the pulpit a time or two when Brian couldn’t. We all thought it was a good match. But for various personal reasons he felt he had to decline. Then a few months later he contacted the pulpit search committee. There was a graduating Senior he thought would be a great match for us.
That’s how we came to meet Ty Messner.
Ty is 22, from a small town in Kansas, and yes young ladies, he is single. He played various sports in high school, played college basketball a couple years. A very impressive young man
Ty will be here April 10 and 17 (Easter). He has some college things to complete, needs to visit some family and move. He will be back May 15 to begin full time. The video guy is going to have to find a way to put a wireless microphone on him because he doesn’t stand still much.
The real question is will we be able to keep up with him?