Ben Johnston Krase will be installed as Pastor-Head of Staff on Feb. 8, 2009 at First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave during the 9:30am worship.
Rev. Gregg Neel, Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of Milwaukee, will serve as guest preacher that day and officiate the Installation Service.
A reception honoring Ben’s Installation will be hosted by the Pastor Nominating Committee following worship.
Pastor Ben, as he is affectionately known by the congregation, joined the staff of the church in October, 2008 as the called Pastor. Prior to coming to Racine, he served as Associate Pastor for Campus Ministry at University Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas.
Johnston Krase is a graduate of the McCormick Seminary, where he met his wife Karla, who earned her MDiv Degree at McCormick. They are the proud parents of five-year-old Sylvia.
Ben brings a spirit of fresh energy and excitement about new and “renewed” ministries to the church. In his words, "envisions a Church where all of God’s children are welcomed, nourished and commissioned to serve and his ministry is shaped by that call from Christ."