South/Central Indiana District of the Church of the Brethren has called Kay Gaier and Anna Lisa Gross to serve as co-interim district executive ministers in a half-time position beginning Jan. 17.
Gaier will focus on supporting pastors and congregations, connecting with district committees and teams, and continuing orientation and educational opportunities for pastors. Gross’s role will feature her experience with interim work as she relates to congregations, the district board, and other constituent bodies. She will focus on pastoral and congregational transitions and will represent the district with the Council of District Executives, Camp Mack, Timbercrest retirement community, Manchester University, and the Annual Conference agencies.
Gaier is an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren and a graduate of Bethany Theological Seminary with a master of divinity degree. She also holds a master’s degree in Counseling and Family Studies from Michigan State University. She served for 14 years as pastor of Wabash (Ind.) Church of the Brethren. In her time as a pastor, she served the district as moderator, on the Shalom Team, and on teaching committees for several ministers in training, supporting their ministry formation.
Gross is an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren with a master of divinity degree from Bethany Theological Seminary. She has served as interim pastor for six congregations (one in the United Church of Christ, the remainder in the Church of the Brethren) and is now a part-time settled pastor at Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren in Northern Indiana District.
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