Arthur Rouner-June 28
Dr. Rouner is a graduate of Harvard College, Union Theological Seminary, and Luther Theological Seminary.
Prior to founding the Pilgrim Center, he was a parish minister for 40 years.
He initially led the First Congregational Church of Williamsburg, Massachusetts; then Eliot Church of Newton, Massachusetts; and finally, The Colonial Church of Edina, Minnesota.
32 years of leadership, Colonial Church
grew to 3,800 members, with 1,400 in worship each Sunday.
Its annual budget was just over $2 million, and as much as $600,000 was given to missions.
A trip in 1982 to witness first-hand the famine in Ethiopia was the beginning of Dr. Rouner's
involvement with Africa.
wife have six children and seven grandchildren.