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February 8

Jack Peterson and Larry Conard

On February 8, 1968 at meeting of the Presbytery of the Dakotas, the Rev. Jack Peterson was installed as pastor of the OPC congregations in Leith, Lark, and Carson. At the same meeting of the Presbytery that examined Mr. Peterson, licentiate Larry Conard completed his parts of trial for ordination, planned in conjunction with the spring meeting in Colorado. Mr. Conard was completing his exams as pastor-elect of Park Hill Church, Denver.

In addition to serving at Leith, Lark, and Carson, Mr. Peterson pastored Bayview OPC, Chula Vista, Stratford OPC, and Grace OPC, San Antonio before his retirement in 2001. He also served as moderator of the Thirty-Ninth (1972) General Assembly held in Oostburg, Wisconsin.

After serving at Park Hill, Mr. Conard pastored Bayview OPC, Chula Vista, Oak Hill OPC, Eugene, OR, Faith OPC, Grants Pass, and stated supply at Covenant Grace OPC, Roseburg through 2014. He also served as moderator of the Forty-Fifth (1978) General Assembly held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Homepage Picture: Larry Conard with Cal Cummings behind him.

Picture: Larry Conard (center) at an early 1970s General Assembly with OPC missionaries Francis Mahaffy (right) and Dick Gaffin (left) directly in front of him.

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