Our Consistory

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John Larson, Royce Gray, David Jacobsen, Rev. Mark Larson, Bill Greiman, Jacob Larson, Bill Katter

John Larson

 

Elder John Larson has been a member at Peace Reformed Church for over forty years.  He graduated from Dordt College with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked as a construction engineer and tool design engineer.  For the last twenty-five years he has been farming and raising six sons with his wife Caroline.  He likes getting involved in home building projects.  One of his favorite passages of Scripture is: Romans 5:8: “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

 

 

 

Royce Gray

 

 

Elder Royce Gray was born and raised near Buffalo Center, Iowa.  He has been a member of our congregation for the last fourteen years. He graduated from Saint Louis University with an Aeronautics degree and served for five years as a pilot in the United States Air Force.  He now enjoys farming, spending time with his grandchildren, and traveling with his wife Mary.  His favorite passage of Scripture is Ecclesiastes 3:1: “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.”

 

 

David Jacobsen

 

 

Elder David Jacobsen has been a life-long member of the congregation. He graduated from the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University.  He is active in grain farming and farmland management.  He and Kris raised two daughters and now enjoy Iowa State Cyclone athletic events.  His favorite passage of Scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” 

 

 

Bill Greiman

 

 

Deacon Bill Greiman was raised at Peace Reformed Church where his father Clayton served for many years as an elder.  Bill farms for a living, and he and his wife Chris like to spend time with their grandchildren in Iowa and Texas.  His favorite passage of Scripture is Joshua 24:15: “And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell.  But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

 

 

 

 

Jacob Larson

 

 

Deacon Jacob Larson grew up in our congregation and then graduated from Dordt College with a B.A. in Agriculture.  He now works in the farming business.  He likes to trap shoot along with other outdoor activities.  His favorite passage of Scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” 

 

 

 

Bill Katter

 

Deacon Bill Katter Jr. has been involved in the congregation since childhood.  He went to school at Garner-Hayfield.  His father served as an elder, and now Bill Jr. serves as one of our deacons on the Consistory. He has worked for Casey’s General Store for many years in addition to helping out on the family farm.  He is a big-time sports fan – closely watching basketball, football, and baseball.  His favorite passage of Scripture is Ephesians 2:8-9: “For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.  Not of works, lest any man should boast.”