Sunday, February 22, over 200 people came together to celebrate and give thanks for the 45 years of ministry of Pastor Darrel Gerrietts. Pastor Gerrietts, who has served 18 of those years as Assistant to the Bishop in Northeastern Iowa Synod, retires at the end of this month. It was a day of laughter and tears and fond remembrances. Here are a few photos from the day.
|It was standing room only.|
|Darrel’s successor, Pastor Brackett demonstrates the difficulty of spelling Darrel’s name by misspelling his name.|
|A little humor.|
We heard from his daughters what it was like growing up with Darrel as a father. (Son Dan had a prior commitment and was unable to attend.)