Retired missionaries recognized at 98th General Board

Retired missionaries recognized at 98th General Board

Nazarene News Staff
| 02 Mar 2022
NCN Retiring Graphic

The Church of the Nazarene announced the following retiring missionaries during a meeting of the 98th Session of the General Board 25-28 February, which was held virtually.

Members of the Board of General Superintendents and the General Board congratulated the retiring missionaries in a virtual reception. In addition, Global Missions has worked with the missionaries’ home churches to coordinate an in-person celebration, including the presentation of a sculpture as a token of the denomination’s thanks.

Global Missions, under the direction of Verne Ward III, would like to express its deep love and appreciation to all five couples for their many years of selfless dedication to God, the church, and all of those whose lives have been impacted by their ministry. As individuals, they have given a combined 258 years of service to God through the Church of the Nazarene.

Phil and Monica Carr

  • Years of service: 15
  • Ghana, Senegal, and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Jon and Shirley Fischer

  • Years of service: 29
  • Ecuador and Venezuela

Don and Evie Gardner

  • Years of service: 32
  • Malawi and Kenya

David and Sylvia Potter

  • Years of service: 30
  • Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu

Lynn and Sherry Shmidt

  • Years of service: 23
  • South Africa, Eswatini, Botswana, and the Philippines

To watch the Missionary Retirement and Commissioning service, click here.




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