Phone | 620-327-4885 ext. 102
Email | firstname.lastname@example.org
Gordon Scoville joined the pastoral staff, as interim pastor, on February 12, 2017.
Gordon was born and raised in Wolf Point, Montana (about an hour from Saskatchewan). He graduated from Wolf Point High School and then attended Montana State University, where he earned degrees in Political Science, Guidance and Counseling, and Higher Education (with concentration in American History). He tested and then yielded to the vocation of pastoral ministry by attending Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary.
Gordon is married to Montana rancher, Marie Scoville.
Prior to the call from Hesston Mennonite, Gordon has specialized in interim ministry while traveling to and from the ranch in Montana. His travels have taken him to Mennonite churches in South Dakota, New York, Nebraska, Ontario, Idaho, Ohio, Washington, Iowa, and three previous times to Kansas.
Gordon’s philosophy of ministry grounds in the understanding that the way of Christ expresses first and foremost as gelassenheit, meaning “yieldedness” or “letting it be.” This is not philosophical passivity, but instead is a posture of receptive listening that waits for the Holy Spirit-inspired time to act.