Richie Brower Ordained

Richie Brower Ordained Richie Brower was ordained on June 14 in Spokane, Wash., where he and his wife, Timari, are planting a new church. The ordination was held in the Spokane Central Church fellowship hall. “It was a nice, intimate experience,” said Brower, “to have my closest family, friends and mentors at the service. Nearly every person was there that had a significant influence on my development as a pastor.” In addition to the conference officers who officiated, Max Torkelsen, president; Gordon Pifher, secretary; and Gerald Heager, ministerial director, several others also participated. Dan Knapp, who was the senior pastor at the Pendleton (Ore.) Church when Brower returned from seminary, gave a special “Welcome to the Ministry” address. Knapp encouraged Brower to “love the people you serve, listen to God’s voice and ask Him to show you what you should do.” “Pastor Dan was such a great friend,” says Brower, “I believe he was God’s pick to teach me the some of the first things I needed to learn as a young pastor.” Timari Brower shared some early memories of their ministry as a pastoral couple and gave a special tribute. Richie Brower's father, Delwin, gave a special “Prayer of Beginnings” to close the service and mark the beginning of Brower’s ministry as an ordained pastor. Brower has been actively involved with Upper Columbia Conference since 1987. He was a staff member at Camp MiVoden, a taskforce staff in the conference youth department, a taskforce youth pastor at the Walla Walla College Church and a youth pastor at the Spokane Linwood Church. After returning from the seminary in 1998, he served as associate pastor in the Pendleton-Pilot Rock district until 2002.

Richie Brower Ordained

Richie Brower was ordained on June 14 in Spokane, Wash., where he and his wife, Timari, are planting a new church. The ordination was held in the Spokane Central Church fellowship hall.

“It was a nice, intimate experience,” said Brower, “to have my closest family, friends and mentors at the service. Nearly every person was there that had a significant influence on my development as a pastor.”

In addition to the conference officers who officiated, Max Torkelsen, president; Gordon Pifher, secretary; and Gerald Heager, ministerial director, several others also participated. Dan Knapp, who was the senior pastor at the Pendleton (Ore.) Church when Brower returned from seminary, gave a special “Welcome to the Ministry” address. Knapp encouraged Brower to “love the people you serve, listen to God’s voice and ask Him to show you what you should do.”

“Pastor Dan was such a great friend,” says Brower, “I believe he was God’s pick to teach me the some of the first things I needed to learn as a young pastor.”

Timari Brower shared some early memories of their ministry as a pastoral couple and gave a special tribute. Richie Brower's father, Delwin, gave a special “Prayer of Beginnings” to close the service and mark the beginning of Brower’s ministry as an ordained pastor.

Brower has been actively involved with Upper Columbia Conference since 1987. He was a staff member at Camp MiVoden, a taskforce staff in the conference youth department, a taskforce youth pastor at the Walla Walla College Church and a youth pastor at the Spokane Linwood Church. After returning from the seminary in 1998, he served as associate pastor in the Pendleton-Pilot Rock district until 2002.

October 01, 2003 / Upper Columbia Conference
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