Our guest preacher this Sunday will be Rev. Bob Hecker. A longtime member at First Pres, Bob identifies himself as a cradle Presbyterian. In 1986 Bob and his wife Gayle came newly married to FPCE. Soon after becoming a member here, Bob gave his life to Christ. In 1989 Bob joined our Stephen Ministry. Over time he felt called to build on his Stephen Ministry experience which led him to enroll at McCormick Seminary in 1999. In 2003 Bob joined our church staff as Director of Pastoral Care serving here for 2½ years. He then moved on to 7 years of ministry as a hospital and hospice chaplain. Now in retirement, Bob continues to serve at First Pres as a small group leader and in prayer ministries. He and Gayle live in Evanston’s Westminster Place where he is active in the spiritual life of their retirement community. Bob also currently serves as our FPCE staff chaplain.