Staff/Parish Announcement

Written by Donna Biehl on . Posted in General Announcements

It is with great excitement and anticipation that Staff/Parish announces Joseph Seger as St. Andrew’s new Associate Pastor, beginning July 1. He is currently appointed to the Loogootee/Shoals United Methodist church in southern Indiana. Pastor Seger is married to Jennifer and they have four children. St. Andrew looks forward to being in ministry with the Segers and a letter of introduction from Pastor Seger follows:
 
Dear St. Andrew family,
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!  We pray this letter finds you all well in the grace and peace of God!  Our Bishop Michael Coyner has appointed us to you starting July 1.  We thank God for the reports Pastor Chris, our District Superintendent Chris, and the Staff-Parish Relations Committee have given of your faithfulness and eagerness to the gospel.  You have such a beautiful building and facilities – it was great to hear the church which inhabits it matches it for God’s glory. We are excited beyond words to be joining you this summer.  Together, we will build God’s Kingdom in West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and beyond.
 
Though far from our native lands (Jennifer hails from Edgerton, Wisconsin and I from Jasper, Indiana), we have long held this area as a second home to our hearts.  We met and became engaged in West Lafayette as Jennifer attended Purdue University and I Wabash College. We both look with great eagerness to our second foray as we now will be bringing with us our four children – Courtney(7), Caiden(6), Caleb(4), and Samuel(4).  The lands along the Wabash River will yield many memories as we join the St. Andrew family in the years to come.
 
A little about us – Joseph loves Jesus, the outdoors, the people in front of him, reading, great conversation, and adventure.  Jennifer is fairly partial to Jesus as well,  and spends her time being a mother, sewing,  giving our dog Dixie a good belly rub, enjoying good books, and hanging out with friends and family.  The kiddos love sports, being outside, weekends at the grandparents, fishing, horses, and so much more.
 
There is so much to share, and we will do so come July 1 and over the years.  How great it will be together to worship God, follow Jesus, listen to the Holy Spirit, love all and share the gospel to one another and the communities we find ourselves within.  We will be praying for you.  Please, pray for us to finish the work God has for us do in Loogootee and Shoals so we may persevere and come freely and joyfully to you in less than five months.
 
In Christ,
Pastor Joseph, Jennifer, Courtney, Caiden, Caleb, & Samuel Seger (woof…and Dixie)
 
There will be more information about the Segers and their family in the weeks to come. Please keep them in your prayers as they make this transition to a new location and church.
 
Rev. Jack Hartman
Rev. Paul Newman-Jacobs