Kendal W. Elmore will begin as executive minister for West Marva District, as of Aug. 1. Since Jan. 2006 he has pastored Toledo (Ohio) Heatherdowns Church of the Brethren.
Elmore has more than 36 years of experience in ministry, having also served as pastor of a number of congregations in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Indiana. He brings extensive experience in district work, having been chair of the board and chair of the ministry commission in both Western Pennsylvania and Northern Ohio Districts. In Mid-Atlantic District, he has been a member of the New Church Development Support Team, the Ministerial Continuing Education Committee, and the Ministry Commission.
He attended Ferrum College and Virginia Commonwealth University, and completed the denomination’s Three-Year Reading Course in 1976, participating in the program in both South Central Indiana and Virlina Districts.
The West Marva District office will continue to be located in Oakland, Md.