Nathan (Nate) Polzin has been called to serve as district executive minister for Michigan District, and Héctor Pérez-Borges has announced his plans to retire as associate executive for Atlantic Southeast District, in staffing changes for Church of the Brethren districts.
Pérez-Borges has announced his plans to retire as associate executive for Atlantic Southeast District working with the Puerto Rico churches on July 1, 2014. He began his service as associate district executive on Oct. 1, 2011. His ministry career began in September 1994 upon early retirement as a chemist from a pharmaceutical firm where he held a position of quality assurance manager. He was led to serve as administrative dean and teacher in Colegio Pentecostal Mizpa, a post-secondary Bible college. He and his wife Annie joined Iglesia de Los Hermanos (Church of the Brethren) in Vega Baja, P.R., in January 2002. The congregation called him as pastor in February 2004. He was licensed and ordained at Cristo El Señor Iglesia de los Hermanos in Vega Baja, where he served as pastor from Feb. 1, 2004 until February 2012. He and his wife look forward to enjoying more time with the family, reading, writing, traveling, and volunteering service.
Nate Polzin has been called to serve as district executive minister for Michigan District, to fill a half-time position beginning immediately. This is a change from the interim position he has held since March 7, 2009. Polzin is also a church planter, start-up and continuing half-time pastor of the Church in Drive in Saginaw, Mich. He serves on the board of trustees of Bethany Theological Seminary representing clergy.