Sunday June 19th Woodruff Baptist Church said goodbye to their pastor of twelve years, Kurt Schroder. Kurt and Lori Schroder have had a faithful, long term ministry in this “northwoods” ministry. For the afternoon service the new pastor, Scott Smith, shared a brief message with testimonies from the congregation and video of the Schroder’s ministry. A brief fellowship time followed in the fellowship hall.
As missionary church planters, the Schroders will be seeking further support over the next few weeks in Wisconsin, and then moving to the Cumberland Valley of south central Pennsylvania. As the Lord leads it is their intention to start a new ministry in one of the cities of that area next year.
The ministry at Woodruff Baptist Church is now under the leadership of Pastor Scott Smith. Brother Smith has served at Woodruff Baptist for the past two years, and has assumed the senior pastoral role. He and his wife Marjorie and their sons are looking forward to a growing ministry in the Woodruff/Minocqua area.