Celebrating 22 Years of Life-Giving Ministry: Rev. Dr. Craig Lindsey
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For Craig, our messy lives were never disruptions; they were opportunities for the gospel to be seen and heard. It's for this reason that he never shied away from challenges and conflicts, but fearlessly pursued justice and truth. Even a crying baby was never able to stop Craig Lindsey, who would simply---without skipping a beat---lift up that child, cradle it in his arms, and go right on leading worship, even preaching.
The Rev. Deb Thomas says, "I have known Craig since he came into the presbytery. Together we have the shared experience of having seen a lot of things come and go in the presbytery, a lot of changes made, a lot of people retire and move away, the welcoming of new faces and colleagues, and a few instances of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, but somehow the presbytery always managed to find a lifeboat---I would say in large part due to Craig's insight and leadership."
That leadership included chairing the Committee on Ministry, the Committee on Preparation for Ministry, 12 separate investigating or administrative commissions, the Creation Team, and many other committees and groups. He served for 14 years as an elected member of the Presbytery Council, served on both presbytery and General Assembly Judicial Commissions, and acted as commissioner to the 2001 General Assembly. During his tenure, he visited approximately 50 sessions/counsels to discuss mission priorities.
Craig will conclude his pastoral relationship with the First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Members and friends from throughout Presbytery are invited to a worship service lead by the Presbytery followed by a reception hosted by the congregation at the church later that same afternoon. Details will be sent as soon as they are finalized.
We are going to miss him a great deal!
October 11, 2018 | Share: