Please join the Parish Council Search Committee in welcoming our new Pastor, Donna Murphy-Ceradsky. (think Sir-rad-ski 😊) and her family to our churches and community. Pastor Donna comes to us from Pleasantville, Iowa. Her husband, Garland, is employed in Newton, Iowa, while daughters, Madison and Jamison, are students at Culver-Stockton College in Canton Missouri.
Pastor Donna and Garland are both natives of Missouri. Pastor Donna grew up on a farm graduating from high school in Princeton, Missouri. From serving churches in Oklahoma, Illinois, Missouri and Iowa, she has come full circle to her roots. Pastor Donna began serving the parish as a 1 year, 3⁄4 time (30 hrs. per week) Transitional Pastor.
With this type of calling the parties enter into a short-term contract. At the end of that term, the contract is reviewed by the Parish Council and the Pastor. After the review, if all parties are in agreement, the transitional pastor becomes the settled pastor. This arrangement proved successful. Pastor Donna is now here as our settled pastor.
The family lives in the parsonage across from the park in Humeston. All are visible in church and the community.
Please be sure to introduce yourself and wish them welcome to our Parish family!