Cape Christian Fellowship's Founding Pastor Dennis Gingerich and his wife Linda has been awarded a fully-funded 4-month sabbatical through the National Clergy Renewal grant from the Lilly Endowment Fund. The grant total was $49,866. The Gingeriches will begin their time of rest, retooling, recharging and reconnecting May 1.
Pastor Gingerich and his wife's renewal plan includes 5 weeks exploring their family and spiritual roots in Europe, a Greek Isle cruise and then returning to Florida to begin a 10 week road trip to the west coast and back.
An additional sampling of the sabbatical includes hang gliding in the Swiss Alps, a week's stay in the Austrian Alps, nearly 3 weeks in Germany, a week on the Oregon coast with their children and grandchildren, a 5-day photography workshop in Glacier National Park, a 4-day marriage retreat in Colorado and three separate 2-day prayer retreats scattered throughout the sabbatical in Switzerland, Germany and Oregon.
Pastor Dennis Gingerich and his wife, Linda.
As of this summer, the Gingerich's will mark their 35th year in pastoral ministry, 28 years at Cape Christian Fellowship in Cape Coral.