May 31, 2012

Introducing Blair Lewis

We are pleased our bishop and superintendent have appointed Blair Lewis to our congregation beginning June 1. Blair will assume full pastoral duties upon the completion of licensing school in July.

He will assume the general duties that Meredith Bell and Estee Valendy have undertaken—primarily evangelism and communications. But, in addition, Blair will be the chief preacher of the Celebration worship service and we are excited about that.

Blair recently turned forty and brings with him his spouse, Dawn, and daughter, Morgan, who is a competitive runner and swimmer. The family is a self-proclaimed unit of "workout fiends" and "health nuts." Though they mostly eat organic, Blair and Dawn each suffer from a bit of a sweet tooth. Morgan, being ten years old, will consume anything unhealthy she can acquire.

Blair and Dawn married in 2009 and she is an inspector for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Dawn grew up in Beaumont and Rayne, Louisiana, while Blair spent his childhood in Stillwater, Oklahoma and Abilene, Texas.

Graduating from Texas A&M University in 1994, Blair majored in Business Management. He has 17 years experience in finance, finishing as a senior vice president for DWS Investments, the investment arm of Deutsche Bank.

Blair felt a calling to ministry in 2010 and has been transitioning ever since to full-time ministry. Rev. Meredith Bell, who served our church for three years, has been in Blair and Dawn’s Sunday school class. She is excited we are getting the Lewis family and tells me her daughters, Ann and Lia, dearly love them.

Over the summer, make Blair, Dawn and Morgan feel welcome among us. May God bless Blair’s ministry as he becomes a pastor in our midst.

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