DEC Members and Attenders

Dear DEC Members and Attenders,

After 21 years of ministry here at DEC Tom & Rebecca Froning feel the Lord is calling them out of full time vocational ministry.  After much prayer and reflection on their part, as well as obtaining confirmation from others, Tom and Rebecca feel God calling Tom to a season of vocational work in the trades. We all are grateful for the love and energy Tom has invested into our body and we will miss his ministry gifts greatly.
 
Tom has agreed to continue working in his current capacity for a period of time to foster an orderly transition of his ministry responsibilities to others. We are estimating this time period to be around 9 months. During this time the Church Board will be working with the staff, ministry leaders, and the wider DEC community to evaluate the pastoral needs of our body. The board encourages you to engage with any of us either directly, or through the board of elders email if you have input that you would like to provide.
 
We know many of you have deep friendships with Tom, and we hope you will take the time to encourage him, and pray for Tom, Rebecca, and Kyle, as they seek to follow God’s leadership in this next phase of life. Pray also for us as a church body -  that we may see what God has in store for us next – for we know that the place he is calling us to is the place we want to be.
 
Faithfully yours in Christ, 
The Board of Elders

 Tom Froning

Tom Froning