Carolyn A. Pieratt Schrock has announced her retirement as executive minister of the Church of the Brethren’s Missouri and Arkansas District, effective Dec. 31. She has served as district executive minister for almost eight years, since Jan. 1, 2008.
Schrock began as district executive minister following 35-plus years of service in the Church of the Brethren including international mission work including work in Nigeria and what is now South Sudan. She was licensed in 2004 by Cabool (Mo.) Church of the Brethren when she began a caregiving ministry there. Upon completion of the Training in Ministry (TRIM) program with the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, she was ordained in 2012. She also is a graduate of McPherson (Kan.) College and the National College of Education (now National Louis University), where she earned a master’s degree in education in 1989.
Her future plans are to join her husband, Roger Schrock, in retirement and to make a move to McPherson, Kan., sometime next year.