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March 25, 2013 One Comment

Rev. Rudy Pastucha

WINNIPEG – The Board of Directors (BOD) of Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) appointed Rev. Rudy Pastucha (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) as synod’s Third Vice-President at a conference call March 22. At the same meeting, the BOD appointed Grace Henderson (Leduc, Alberta) to serve as Voting Lay Member on the board.

Rev. Pastucha has served in pastoral ministry since 1986, the vast majority of his time in Saskatchewan. From 2006-2012, he served as First Vice President of the Central District. He has also been Counselor for the Wascana Circuit, sat on the Central District’s Committee for Communications, chaired the Governance Committee of the Central District, been a District Pastoral Advisor to Lutheran Women’s Missionary League–Canada, and been involved as a speaker/organizer for various evangelism, youth, and camp ministry events.


Grace Henderson

Mrs. Henderson serves in children’s ministry and as an organist in her home congregation. She has previously served as the superintendent of her congregation’s Sunday School, coordinated Vacation Bible Schools, traveled with youth to LCC’s National Youth Gathering, and directed the congregation’s choir. She was a member of the Spiritual Life Committee at Concordia University College of Alberta and was also a Section Leader there. She has also served on a committee of the Evangelism Program for the ABC District, been an emcee and publicity assistant for LCC’s National Youth Gatherings, and helped organize district young adult events.

“I praise God for moving Pastor Pastucha and Grace Henderson to join the work of our Board of Directors,” commented President Robert Bugbee. “Both have served our churches so faithfully on the local and district levels, and we’ll all benefit from their input on the national and international work being done by the synod.”

Rev. Pastucha will take over from former Third Vice-President, Rev. Mark Dressler. Rev. Dressler recently accepted a call to Alberta, meaning he was no longer able to represent the Central District on the board. Mrs. Henderson takes the place of Frank Belden, who resigned from the board in late February for medical reasons.

“We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Pastor Dressler and to Frank for the work they’ve done on behalf of our synodical family,” President Bugbee said. “We hold both their joys and their sorrows in our prayers, and ask God to keep them close to their Saviour Jesus in the days to come.”


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