Ken was one of the pastors who served the Sedalia and Louviers congregations that later combined to become New Hope. He was a terrific pastor with a deep faith, a sharp mind, a caring heart and a warm sense of humor.
When we built the latest addition, we wanted to include a courtyard that would provide a welcoming place for visitors as well an inviting place for people to gather. WE also wanted it to be a place to honor those who have made a difference in our life. Most people are familiar with the bricks, and we will be dedicating the next batch in July. Another way to honor people is with benches and there are provisions for almost a dozen of them around the courtyard and even more out in the proposed Memorial Garden. Ken's bench is the first, but it won't be the last! If you'd like more information about memorial opportunities, you can contact David Shipley. If you email me (link is in the right column), I'll forward it to him and the rest of the Memorial Team.
When Martine was thinking about a way to honor her husband, Ken, she always envisioned a bench. She wanted to provide a place for folks to sit as they waited to be picked up. It took awhile to get all the details right, but Ken's bench is here. Be sure to notice it next time you come by. Better yet, have a sit!