Meet Our Leaders
by Chris Herman
This summer has been very exciting for St. Lazarus Mission. We added communion services in two more nursing care facilities! In June we began weekly communion services in Southbrook Care Center in Springfield, Ohio. And on Aug.14th, we began a monthly communion service in Grafton Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dayton, Ohio. This is a milestone for St. Lazarus Mission. On Aug. 14th, we were able to provide worship and communion to 101 precious souls in one afternoon! God is good!
Fr. Chris and I didn’t do this by ourselves. Far from it! God called a broad team to carry out the mission. We are grateful for our many volunteers, our Board of Directors, our financial and prayer supporters, and our faithful leaders.
Some of you may not know our leaders who serve at our newest locations. Let me introduce them to you!
At Southbrook Care Center, we are privileged to have Deacon Postulant, Bradley Winsler, and his wife, Tammie. Bradley and Tammie are members of Christ the King Anglican Church in Dayton, Ohio. Bradley is also a seminarian working on his MA at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. This dynamic husband and wife team dived head-first into nursing home ministry nearly two years ago at Livingston Care Center. It soon became apparent that God has big plans for them. Their faithfulness is an inspiration, and their loving care makes them especially cherished by the residents.
At Grafton Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, we have Joseph McNamara and his wife Deepika. Joseph and Deepika are also active members of Christ the King Anglican Church. Joseph has been a faithful servant at Livingston Care Center and a local group home for almost ten years. He took the initiative to extend his important and fruitful ministry from the group home to the nursing facility where some of the group home residents requiring additional care now reside. Joe and Deepika serve with quiet faithfulness, but they are rock stars to those they serve, as well.
Fr. Chris and I are delighted to introduce and commend these amazing leaders to you. Please keep them in your prayers as they take on greater responsibility in Christ’s Kingdom.
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