April 22, 2022.
See below for the call of a special meeting of the Presbytery of the Midwest on April 22, as well as the request for the meeting.
In receipt of this request, and in keeping with FG 14.7, I hereby, as moderator of the PMW, call a special meeting of the PMW for Friday, April 22, 7:30 PM at Grace OPC of Hanover Park, IL (1510 Greenbrook Blvd, Hanover Park, IL 60133) for the purposes cited below (and matters germane) in the request for the meeting.
I also request the stated clerk to communicate this to the PMW digitally (all ministers and the clerks of sessions).
Yours in Christ,
Alan D. Strange
We, Rev. Andrew Fortenberry, Rev. Robert Tarullo, Rev. Iain Wright and elders Kevin Baldwin (Hanover Park, IL), Mark deRu (Hanover Park, IL) and Robert MaKenzie (Countryside, IL) request a special meeting of Presbytery on Friday, April 22, 7:30 PM at Grace OPC of Hanover Park, IL (1510 Greenbrook Blvd, Hanover Park, IL 60133), to consider Rev. Fortenberry’s contemplated labors as Pastor of Family Ministries at Lake Tanglewood Community Church in Amarillo, TX, his request to work out of bounds as a ministerial member of the PMW, and, contingently, to declare the pulpit of Grace OPC vacant, and to appoint a ministerial advisor for Grace OPC.
Grounds/Background: Rev. Andrew Fortenberry was called by Lake Tanglewood Community Church of Amarillo, TX to be Pastor of Family Ministries on March 20, 2022. It is Rev. Fortenberry’s desire to accept this call and to work out of bounds as a ministerial member of the PMW, according to FOG XXVIII. This meeting would be contingent upon Grace OPC of Hanover Park accepting Rev. Fortenberry’s resignation at its April 10 congregational meeting. The session of Grace Church is actively asking a few local ministers about their interest and availability to serve as ministerial advisor.
Rev. Andrew Fortenberry