New pastor Dustin Ray ordained at First Presbyterian

Friday, March 16, 2018
Ordination for Dustin Ray, the new pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Monett, was held on Sunday, March 4, at the church. Rev. Christopher Ham served as moderator and conducted the installation. Ray is pictured before the congregation for the ceremony. Cathy Lewis/Special to The Monett Times

Ordination for Dustin Ray, the new pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Monett, was held on Sunday, March 4.

Led by Rev. Christopher Ham at right, the First Presbyterian Church congregation offered a traditional laying on of hands for their new pastor as Dustin Ray received the prayer for ordination. Cathy Lewis/Special to The Monett Times
A reception with a meal followed the installation ceremony. Dustin Ray accepted congratulations from the congregation, this hug coming from Norma Clinton. Cathy Lewis/Special to The Monett Times