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Pr Robert Ross Arrives
(Posted August 22, 2014)Triadelphia welcomes its new pastoral couple, Robert and Esme Ross, from their most recent work in northern California as a Small Church Coordinator.
This pastoral couple first served in their homeland of South Africa for 23 years before transferring independently to the United States of America. They first worked in the area of Waterloo, Iowa, and then in California.
Pastor Ross says his first priority is to “uplift my members to a deeper walk with God.” He loves teaching, counselling, and training the laity besides conducting seminars of health, marriage enrichment, Revelation, and spiritual gifts. Other interests include hospital chaplain, wood carving, sketching, motor mechanics, electrical wiring, and writing short articles.
Esme Ross has worked as a health and social coordinator for the physically disabled, coordinated and directed senior care facilities, been a bereavement chaplain, and both a critical incident and a grief facilitator. Other responsibilities have included Family Life director, family counsellor, president of the Adventist pastoral wives’ Shepherdesses, and president of a community Ministerial Spouses Association. Currently she works for Amazing Facts as an on-line Bible school instructor. Esme lectures, writes articles, conducts seminars, and enjoys walking, reading, and sharing the gift of encouragement.
The Rosses have two children: John Ross, associated with Amazing Facts in California, and Chantal Klingbeil, an associate at the Ellen G. White Estate. They greatly enjoy their six grandchildren.
The Rosses arrived in Maryland the end of June and he conducted his first Sabbath in the Triadelphia pulpit on July 5, 2014. We welcome them to a new beginning here in Maryland. May the Rosses and the Triadelphia Family be mutually blessed with new inspiration, support, and learning so we can fulfill our Vision Statement: “be a friendly, vibrant Christian fellowship involving all members in meeting the spiritual needs of the surrounding community; offering a haven of refuge and a lighthouse of faith.”