The Bishop has appointed Fred Darbonne as our new Associate Pastor on August 1st
. He is a native Midwesterner, and comes to us from Cedar Rapids, where he has been teaching in the MBA program at Mount Mercy University and doing organizational consulting work with a colleague group. For the past several years Fred has served in transitional and interim ministry in area congregations, and earlier served congregations in Washington State, Idaho, Kansas, and Iowa.
Fred is a graduate of the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in Iowa, and Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. He has done continuing studies in transitional ministry and planning with the Interim Ministry Network, the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, the Center for Congregational Health, and the Alban Institute.
Fred is most thankful for the grace of God he has experienced in his life, and for God’s caring faithfulness.
Outside of work Fred enjoys learning about art, exploring cities, coffee shop culture, and music events. He has one young adult son who lives in Cedar Rapids.