New Pastoral Team for Hot Springs and Ronan
After a brief interim without a pastor, the Hot Springs/Ronan district welcomed the pastoral team of Bill and Sue Smith on Sept. 25, 2010. Church members are very grateful to John Loor Jr., former Montana Conference president, for seeing to it they had a pastor before he left to begin his new position at the North Pacific Union Conference.
The Smiths are not newcomers to the Montana Conference, since they moved there from the Livingston/Belgrade/Big Timber district. They, along with their dogs, cat, horses and Sue's mother, Paula, are settling in nicely at the parsonage in Ronan. The Smiths' five adult children, Kari, Holly, Cody, Randa and Judy, along with five grandchildren (soon to be six), are spread out across the country.
The Hot Springs Church is very enthusiastic about serving the Lord with outreach to the little community, under their new leadership. The Lord has blessed the church with Bill and Sue accepting the call.