Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Farewell Service for the Lynchburg District Superintendent

Rev. David R. Drinkard has been the Lynchburg District Superintendent since 2001. His farewell service was held at Fort Hill UMC, the church where he had his first appointment, many moons ago.
Bishop Charlene Kammerer was the guest speaker.
She described Dave as the "Wonder Boy". She said when there was discussion going on in the Cabinet, Dave would be one of the last to speak and would always start by saying, "I wonder if ...".

There were testimonials from those representing the clergy...

...the Youth...
...and the Laity.

There was a mass choir brought together from different churches throughout the district. Joanne is seated just to left of the organ. Look for a small person in there somewhere. (Look back at the first 2 pictures. Yeah, that's her!)

Linda Drinkard, Dave Drinkard, Randy Mills (District Lay Leader), and Bishop Kammerer served Communion.

The reception was in the Fellowship Hall of Fort Hill UMC. The ladies of the district really out did themselves.
Joanne and her Aunt Stella, Dave's mother. Someone asked me if I was the official photographer. I told them, "Heck no, Dave's my cousin".

Dave introduced the Bishop to family and friends. She took the time to talk with each person, didn't act rushed or in a hurry. It was a nice compliment to Dave.

Joanne thought if she could schmooze with the Bishop, maybe she could get her husband some special loopholes to get out of some of that summer Course of Study. You notice everyone is laughing? I think I may have to do an extra 3 years of that Course of Study. Oh ,well.

1 comment:

Courtney @ splashing grace said...

wow, that would be a great church to get married in...