Welcome Rev. Chad Tanaka Pack
Pastor Peter and his family will be taking and extended vacation in June. Starting June 3, Pastor Peter will be spending about 10 days at Eastern Mennonite University attending their Summer Peacebuilding Institute. Then they will be in MI and WI visiting family. Pastor Peter returns on June 27.
While they are away, we will be grateful to have Rev. Chad Tanaka Pack filling in for him. He is an ordained minister of the RCA, by the Classis of New York in 2017, having graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Yale Divinity School in 2010. He currently serves as President on the Board of Directors of Room for All. (roomforall.com/ ). Room for All is “a community of Christ-followers in the Reformed Church in America… with a commitment to the welcome and affirmation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people and their allies, while pursuing grace-filled dialogue with those who believe differently.” Prior to his ministry studies, Chad worked as a certified public accountant in the financial services industry. He graduated with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Chad is a fourth-generation Japanese and Korean American. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his spouse, the Rev. Michael Foley, an Episcopal priest.
Please plan to attend our Grill On the Hill June 8 @ 5:30pm to welcome him in person.
P.S. We will be keeping attendance in worship while Pastor Peter is away. 😉