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posted Apr 11, 2017, 9:04 PM by Greg Ward
Rev. Greg Ward has been an excellent interim minister for our church community. He came to us after our first interim had to leave and jumped right in to keep us on track, so we could call a new settled minister. He is a careful listener who used what he learned to help us articulate our vision of the kind of community we want to be. Under his guidance, our budget drive took on more energy, and we raised our pledging to a new level.

He was not afraid to say the hard things we needed to hear if we truly wanted to be a better beloved community. There were some hurt feelings, due to resistance to a new way of doing things. Greg managed to be both firm and kind.

Greg is very organized and tech-savy; he always responded to emails in a timely manner. His sermons are thought-provoking and inspiring. Our worship associates have a bigger role in the services. Even while doing all the organizational things an interim minister does, he did not neglect those who needed pastoral care. He visited the sick and the dying. 

In spite of being here for less than a year, Greg chose to get involved with clergy of other faiths in our city. We are hopeful that our new settled minister will continue this.

Our community feels blessed to have had Greg for our interim, and we feel well prepared to welcome our new settled minister later this year.
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