MONTICELLO – Christ Fellowship Church in Monticello has chosen Bob Ehle as their new Senior Pastor.
For the past three years, Ehle has served as the pastor of First Christian Church in Salisbury, Missouri.
âWe took a leap of faith and went back to Indiana to be closer to our son and daughter-in-law,â Ehle said. “We came here hoping that God would provide us with an opportunity, and he did.”
He replaces former pastor Jack Roth.
The congregation has confirmed Ehle as the new pastor and he looks to the future.
âEveryone here has been extremely welcoming to me and my family,â he said. âThe management team in place is great and has worked extremely hard throughout the research process. We can’t wait to see where God wants to take this church and its people. “
Ehle and his wife, Reenea, have been married for 26 years and have two children. Their son Rayme and his wife Meagan live in Lafayette. They also have a daughter, Emma, ââwho lives with them.
âWe’ve talked about some plans for the future, but at this point we’re getting to know each other and are in the process of discussing the details,â Ehle said. âWe know we want to be involved in the community, to get more people, including young people, involved in the church, and also to have a more active presence on social media.
“But the main thing is that the church is there to help build up and equip God’s people, to advance his kingdom.”
Ehle is no stranger to the region. He and his family spent nine years at Logansport, where he served as News Director and Director of Operations for WSAL, Hoosier Country, then Mix 102, Cass County Solid Waste Management District Director and Supervisor of Health and security for Logansport Municipal Utilities.
âGod did a miracle in my life while we were living in Logansport,â Ehle said. âAt that point, he started a journey for me where I shared the testimony and his Word in churches in the area. This opened the door for us to move to Missouri about five years ago, where I continued my career in radio and also became the pastor of First Christian Church.
Ehle said the desire to return to Indiana was strong.
âOf course we wanted to be closer to our son and his wife, but there is more to it,â he said. âOver the past few years – and especially the past two – I’ve felt a real tug, as if God is calling us into full-time ministry. And as He promises to do, He opened the door.
Sunday services at Christ Fellowship Church begin at 10 a.m. Ehle said everyone is welcome to attend.