Our Senior Pastor, Dr. Raymond I. Lindquist, had retired, and church leaders had put together a search committee to call a new pastor.
This had to be approved in a meeting of the whole congregation, which I, as a young member, was privileged to attend.
In that meeting my father stood up and made a long, impassioned speech.
was concerned that the search committee was not representative of the church, having been filled mostly with people over 50. (My dad would have been 38 at that time.) My dad's effort was successful, because the congregation added a couple of younger members to the committee, including, ironically enough, my dad.