St. Matthew Lutheran in Waco recently called Pastor Kelsey Fitting-Snyder to be there Pastor. They had a lovely installation service for her on Sunday evening. Pr. Heath Abel, Dean of the Heart of Texas Conference presided over the installation, with the support of a majority of the HOT conference pastors who were able to attend.
Pr. Fitting-Snyder planned the service well, beginning with her choice to ask Pr. Terry Atkins to preach. He is not only the Assistant Dean of the conference, but also a former member of St. Matthew. He knows the congregation well and knew just what they needed to hear. He preached an excellent sermon!
She also chose wonderful vocal selections from the choir (who sang beautifully) and involved members of the call committee in every part of the service.
Even the pastors were relatively “herdable” which is always a challenge with groups of pastors. But they showed up in force and welcomed Kelsey to their midst with joy!
Welcome, Pr. Kelsey, to Waco, NT-NL, and Texas!