Dear LTCPC Members and Friends,
The Pastor Nominating Committee
is pleased to announce that we have selected a candidate to bring forward as
our new pastor. After over a year of reading applications, interviewing people
and listening to sermons God has led us to
the best pastor to match our church’s needs and to help
us move forward, Reverend Bob Kelley.
Bob has a Masters of Divinity
from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. His first call was as an Intern
for First Presbyterian Church Texarkana, Arkansas. He also was solo pastor for
First Presbyterian Church Sealy, Texas and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Shreveport, Louisiana. Currently Bob is employed with the State of Nevada, and
is a pastor at large in the Nevada Presbytery. He has been the Synod
commissioner for Nevada and moderator of sessions for many churches in our
Presbytery, including ours. Bob comes to us with a wealth of pastoral
experience and a passion to spread Christ’s love to all.
During our process, the Pastor
Nominating Committee reads a candidate’s resume where they have answered
questions we have posted. Bob’s answer to one question describes his passion
for the church and its mission.
Describe the ministry setting to
which you believe God is calling you.
“I feel called to a church that has a care and concern
for people. That would include people present in the church, and those to whom
the church needs to reach out. That could be people who are hurting because of
illness or tragedy; those who are poor, in need, or without hope. It can even
include those who appear fine, yet are still lost without God. I would like to
work alongside and provide leadership for church members who understand the
need, but are looking for someone to help them with getting it done. I feel
called to a church where the members are interested in a growing relationship
with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. I want to be involved in a congregation
who wants to have more than a verbal relationship, who are interested in
discovering not whom society says Jesus is, but finding the Jesus of the Bible
and what he is really calling us to be and do. I am very Presbyterian in my
theology and sense of governance, not as an end in itself but as a way to
fulfill the ministry that God has given us.”
We as the Pastor Nominating
Committee are pleased to present Robert C. Kelley to our congregation as our
candidate for Pastor of Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church.
*Bob was unanimously elected by the congregation on June 5, 2016 and he began as our new installed (permanent) pastor on
July 1, 2016.
The Pastor Nominating Committee:
Susan Baker Garth Butz Adrian
Cook Chris Cromwell John Harbison
Stanley Rohrbacher III Glen
Smith Sally Wilke Jane Ellis-Touyran