Kendal Elmore has announced his retirement as district executive minister of West Marva District effective Aug. 31, with compensation continuing through the end of the year. His ministry with the district began Aug. 1, 2010. In addition to his executive duties in West Marva, Elmore has been active with the Council of District Executives, serving most recently as chair of the Ministry Issues Committee.
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Elmore attended Ferrum Junior College and Virginia Commonwealth University. He was licensed in the West Richmond (Va.) congregation of Virlina District in 1970 and ordained by the East Mount Carmel congregation in Shenandoah District.
Prior to serving West Marva District as executive minister, Elmore served congregations in South/Central Indiana, Virlina, Shenandoah, Western Pennsylvania, Northern Indiana, Mid-Atlantic, and Northern Ohio districts. Elmore and his wife, Carolyn look forward to retiring in the Falling Waters, W.Va., area and enjoying time with their four children and grandchildren.
The Church of the Brethren Office of Ministry said that it "expresses deep appreciation for the dedicated service Kendal has shared and wishes him God’s blessings in his retirement."