Co-pastors Rick and Carmen Menard are retiring after 25 years at New Beginnings Church in St. Johnsbury.
New Beginnings began as a prayer gathering in the Tae Kwon Do studio the couple built onto the back of their home. Rick, 62, has been a fulltime pastor. Carmen worked for 34 years at the Passumpsic Savings Bank and co-pastored in her ‘spare’ time. During their tenure, the Menards were active in many statewide ministries, including prison ministry.
A celebration of their ministry is planned for Sunday 3-5 pm at Union Baptist Church in Waterford.
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