The Miami Baptist Association Ministers Council met April 8 at Mt. Washington Baptist Church for lunch and a presentation on End of Life Care by Rita McClure. Rita is a graduate of the ABC/Ohio Leadership Academy and an experienced Bereavement Counselor. She currently serves as Pastoral Intern at Dorothy Lane American Baptist Church in Kettering.
While we were together we celebrated the ministry of Dianne Steelman who is retiring after more than 25 years of service in our Association. The Pastor of Linwood and Columbia Baptist Churches, Rev. Steelman along with her husband Jim received many warm tributes from their ministry colleagues at the lunch.
The twenty ministers council participants who gathered for fellowship that day were blessed by a surprise visit from missionary, Rev. Kit Ripley!