On Sunday, November 3, 2019; Pastor Merle Shenk fully transitioned to the Lead Elder role here at Newport. DOVE USA Apostolic oversight for Newport Church also transitioned from Steve Prokopchak to Larry Kreider. This transition was a time of celebration and a huge milestone for our church family! Both Steve and Larry spoke, and there was a time of commissioning as church members, apostolic oversight, and Pastor Allen laid hands upon Merle and Cheree Shenk in prayer.
Pastor Allen Dise is remaining on staff here as the associate pastor until the end of May 2020. We also are planning to have a celebration closer to May to honor Allen Dise’s years of dedication and service in leading Newport Church.