We would like to welcome our new Pastor, Dr. Ray Schroeder. Dr. Schroeder holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Congregational Care, a Master of Divinity degree from The Austin (TX) Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Indiana University.
Pastor Ray is a published author with his book 'Pure Religion: The Priority of Visitation', and has had articles appear in several national publications. He was chosen by the London Times as one of the top ten finalists for their Preacher of the Year award. His sermon 'What Are You Looking For?' was published in the London Times book 'The Fifth Times Book of Best Sermons.' He is a gifted singer, guitarist, and pianist. Dr. Schroeder’s favorite Bible verse is James 1:27: ‘Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this: To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.’
Pastor Ray feels blessed to have been called to be the next minister at Grace Lower Stone Reformed Church ‘where there is such a long history of devoted and loving people serving the Lord.’
Pastor Ray and his lovely wife, Kathi, have three adult children, Ryan, Rebecca, and Rob, and two grandchildren--Naomi and Nick. Kathi is a talented seamstress and artist in various media and a gifted decorator. Both Pastor Ray and Kathi are looking forward to beginning their ministry together with the people at Grace Lower Stone Reformed Church.