Dear Faith Des Peres Friends,

Thank you so much for hosting the lovely luncheon on my last Sunday with you all. I so appreciated the time to say goodbye, share memories, and celebrate our many years of ministry together. The food was delicious, and the champagne added a festive touch!

We wore our Cardinals shirts to our first Tincaps game (Fort Wayne’s minor league team) and met other Cardinals fans. So don’t worry, we won’t start rooting for the Cubs! The keepsake with your signatures, reminding me of you, will hang in my new office. And, of course, I’ll wear my stole proudly! Thank you for your thoughtfulness.

As I said in my last sermon, even though I no longer call you “my congregation “ and you no longer refer to me as “your pastor”, we can always call each other friends. I look forward to maintaining a friendship with you! Know that I think of you often and wonder how you all are doing.

With blessings and many thanks,


PS: my new address is 1927 Inverness Lakes Crossing, Fort Wayne, IN, 46804, and email is Cell is the same.