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).