Sheep in a New Pasture

Sheep in a New Pasture:  Where to Live?  Where to Worship?  What’s my role?

Presenters: Fred and Mary Toppe

Everyone faces changes at their retirement, but pastors have additional challenges in their retirement because their ministry has determined where they work and where they worship and their role in the community.  When it is time for these choices to be made, what should sheep consider as they look for a new pasture?  We will consider and discuss the choices we will be facing.

Fred and Mary Toppe moved to Appleton, Wisconsin, when they retired seven years ago.  They continue to enjoy the choices and the blessings that retirement brings.  Together they spent five years in Michigan and then thirty-five years in the Northern Wisconsin District, first in Kimberly and then in Fond du Lac.  They are actively involved in helping with their eight grandchildren.