Staff

 

Rev. Dale Suggs
Senior Minister       dale@avonchristian.org

Dale and ShellyDale has been in Pastoral Ministry for 29 years.  He has served churches in Indiana and Texas and most recently as founding pastor of a new church start in San Diego, California.  In addition, Dale has served for 4 years as a Hospice Chaplain.  Dale has a B.A. in Religion Studies and Computer Science from Texas Christian University, an M.Div. from Brite Divinity School, a Certificate in Ecumenical Studies from the University of Geneva and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the University of San Diego.  Dale and his wife, Shelly, of 33 years have four daughters.  Amy is a band director in Austin, Texas.  Julia is a preschool teacher and mother of two, Kaelynn (4) and Ava (1).  Molly is awaiting placement as an English teacher in Madrid, Spain.  And Grace is a Junior at Texas Christian University. 

Dale comes to Avon Christian Church with a passion for the Good News of God in Jesus Christ, particularly as it is manifested in worship, prayer, study and service.  His personal mission statement is “to reclaim Christianity as a faith of extravagant grace, radical inclusion and relentless compassion.” “I look forward to sharing with you the faith community of Avon Christian Church and its ministries of compassion in Christ’s name.  I hope you will join us in worship or at a special event sometime soon.”

 

 

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Linda Aders
Financial Assistant         lindaa@avonchristian.org

When Linda joined our staff many years ago her first big task was to get a manual accounting system transferred to a computerized system. This included setting up a new chart of accounts, creating reports, payroll and working to interface with the other facets of our financial systems. Today, Linda and the systems and processes she helped create are invaluable in the financial areas of our church. She generally works  Tuesday through Thursday, 1:00-5:00pm. Linda and her husband Terry have two grown children, Jordan and Nicole. Linda’s free time has been devoted to activities with her children. She likes to walk and roller blade and in the summer they like to water ski at Raccoon Lake.