Robert Krouse Completes Service as Nigeria Mission Coordinator

Robert Krouse has completed his term of service as mission coordinator for Nigeria, effective July, 2006. At that time he will have served in the position for two years, working through the Global Mission Partnerships Program of the Church of the Brethren General Board since July of 2004.

In Nigeria, he and his wife, Carol, worked with Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). The Krouses also spent two years in mission work in Nigeria from 1985-87. During that period of time they worked to open a new mission point for EYN.

“Bob has applied his gifts and made important contributions in the areas of congregational renewal and leadership development, leading workshops across the country that have impacted 85 percent of the active pastors in the Nigerian church,” said Merv Keeney, executive director of Global Mission Partnerships. “He and Carol have also served on the planning group for EYN’s AIDS response, and he served on the scholarship committee. All this while leading the Church of the Brethren team in Nigeria.”

This period of time in Nigeria followed almost 10 years of involvement with church planting in Pennsylvania, where Krouse was founding pastor of Cornerstone Christian Church in Lebanon, Pa.

Krouse is a graduate of Temple University and Bethany Theological Seminary.

For more about the Church of the Brethren’s work in Nigeria, see, click on General Board, keyword Global Mission Partnerships.

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