We recently hired Joe Ruder to join our staff team as Facilities Director. Joe is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church and has pastored in Michigan, Indiana, and most recently Wisconsin. He and his wife Cindy, have been married for 41 years. Their family includes three daughters; Priscilla, Melissa, and Paula, three sons-in-law, and 13 grandchildren; including 2 sets of twins! In his free time, Joe enjoys bike riding. When asked ‘what are some of the guiding principles for his life’, he says “one of the things my dad always told me was, “you can’t push a rope or a chain” and “a steady pace is no disgrace”. Joe’s parents were also in full-time ministry in the Wesleyan Church and are part of his godly inheritance. Joe is very devoted to the church and says one of his main gifts is “to serve”.
Over these next few weeks, we hope you will introduce yourself to Joe and Cindy and make them feel welcomed and part of the College Church family. Joe can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org