New pastor installed

We reported recently on the retirement of Larry Wooldridge, who for many years served as lead pastor of the Stratford and Cromwell, CT, congregations. When a pastor retires, one of the issues facing a congregation is who will take their place. We are pleased to announce that Michael Guibord was recently installed as the new lead pastor in both congregations. Here are pictures from both ceremonies, conducted by Regional Pastor Randy Bloom, who with a transition team shepherded the search process.

L to R, first picture (Stratford): Randy Bloom with the Guibord family—Brenda, Michael, Kevin, Kendra, Kelsey, Kyle and Katlynn. L to R, second picture (Cromwell): Assistant Pastor Mike and Ellen Anderson, Michael and Brenda, Randy and Doug Smith (transition team member).

6 thoughts on “New pastor installed”

  1. Congratulations, Michael and Brenda! Hard to believe you were in Y.O.U. in Toledo when Hinka and I were there 33 years ago! You grew up fast! We know you’ll all do well.

    Dave and Hinka

  2. Congratulations Michael and Brenda. I’m very happy for you both. God Bless and guide your service.

    Todd Woods

  3. Welcome to New England Michael, Brenda and family. We’re blessed to have you here in our neck of the woods! Marlene and I were glad to make your acquaintance at the Orlando conference. Looking forward to regional gatherings and such where we can get to know each other better.

    Warm regards,
    Thom & Marlene

  4. Super news! Thankful Goodbyes for all the years of service of Larry, and a big Hello and Congrats to Michael, Brenda and kiddos (after all, the whole family feels the effects—mostly good, we hope—of the pastoring responsibility).

  5. Dear Michael and Brenda : Congratulations! Our best wishes and God’s riches blessing be yours as you fulfill this God given privilege.

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