Jean Snyder
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Father Ben Lentz retires

The Church of the Redeemer, Sayre, held a retirement celebration, January 21, for the Reverend Benjamin Lee Lentz. Ordained for 30 years, Father Lentz had been rector there for the past 16 years. More than 100 member of the Redeemer family came to wish Father Lentz and his family (Andrea and Theo) best wishes in starting the next phase of their lives. Offering best wishes and stories were the Reverend Mary Kisner, Gretchen Rentschler, the Reverend Hazel Hunt and Rebecca Fiorello. Father Lentz was presented with a retirement gift from friends and parish members. “You are a splendid colleague, a team player, and one who has always had the welfare of the most vulnerable at heart,” Bishop Paul wrote to Father Lentz. “You have been willing to take risks for the sake of Christ's little ones, and that is what Sayre will, I think, most remember you for. Additionally, your ability to build bridges with members of other faiths is simply phenomenal, and to my knowledge unparalleled in our area.” Download Bishop Paul’s letter below.  

Download 070201.Bishop's Letter to Ben Lentz.pdf


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