Members of the St. John and Arbutus Lutheran congregations in eastern Langlade County are preparing to say farewell to a pastor who has become a leader in the local community.
Rev. Nancy Richmond, who has been pastor of Arbutus Lutheran Church in Pearson and St. John Lutheran Church in Polar for 15 years, is retiring effective June 1.
“Pastor Nancy has a love for rural ministry and of being in relationship with God’s people,” Liz Dickman, a spokesman for the congregations, said. “Arbutus and St. John’s congregations were blessed to have her as their shepherd.”