Pastor Bill Moorhead will begin his public ministry at Mount Olive on August 23 as our Part-Time Pastor. He has been called to serve us until our new full-time pastor arrives.
Pastor Bill was born in Waterloo, Iowa, June 12, 1947. His wife, Martha, was born in Lawrence, Kansas, February 3, 1947. (Wonder if he will get in trouble for sharing Martha's age?) Both are Lawrence High School, Class of '65, graduates. Martha graduated Kansas University, Lawrence, 1969, with a degree in business and accounting. Pastor has two LCMS undergraduate degrees (1967, 1969), an M.Div. from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1973, and a D.Min. from Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago, 1986.
Pastor served a dual parish in Kansas, 1973-77, Pacific Hills, Omaha, 1977-2014 (retired), and St. Paul, Omaha, part-time 2015-2019. He has been the Omaha North Circuit Visitor (counselor) since 2011.
Pastor and Martha were married June 22, 1969. They have a daughter, Sarah, who lives in Lawrence with her husband Jarvis and their daughter Zoie. Pastor's brother Jon is a retired educator in Salida, CO. Pastor and Martha are Kansas Jayhawk fans. (The Jayhawk is the mythical state bird of Kansas. It is the only bird known to humankind that cab fly backwards. Why would it do that, you may ask? The bird says, "It's because I like to see where I have been.")
Please make Pastor Bill and Martha feel at home as new members of Mount Olive.