Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Jay Gibble to fill volunteer leadership role with Deacon Ministry.

The Association of Brethren Caregivers (ABC) has announced that the agency’s former executive director Jay Gibble will fill a volunteer leadership role with the Deacon Ministry. His primarily responsibilities will be to plan and hold a series of regional Deacon Ministry Training Events for the Spring of 2008, at which he also will serve as keynote speaker.

The regional events will be held in the Plains, Southwest, Northwest, and Eastern regions of the country in April and May (for more information see “Deacon Ministry offers regional training events,” in the Newsline of Dec. 5).

In 1998, Gibble retired as executive director of ABC after more than 17 years of work with the agency. During his tenure he helped to shape the major ministries of ABC, as well as its National Older Adult Conference and Caring Ministries Assembly.

Most recently, in 1998-99 Gibble and his late wife, June, served as part-time program field staff for ABC. They toured the US and Puerto Rico for the nationwide Denominational Deacon Ministry Tour, presenting a total of 55 deacon workshops in 22 districts, to more than 3,600 people. The tour also introduced the “Deacon Manual for Caring Ministries,” and during that time more than 3,400 copies were sold.

Source: 01/02/2008 Newsline

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