From DSP to Pastor: A Life of Helping People-Terry



By Jake Schweitzer, CCRI Intern

After graduating from seminary school, Terry looked for a hands on job that offered opportunities to help people.  He found it at CCRI and worked as a caregiver for four years before taking the call to be a pastor in Enderlin, ND.  When he left “I knew that CCRI would always have a friend in me.”

A friend indeed. Three years later, he returned to CCRI to work part time. “CCRI has a great culture.  The staff is good to each other and it is almost like a family. I have met some of my best friends in the whole world at CCRI. That’s including staff and the people we support.”

Terry has many memories with CCRI, but his favorite took place at CCRI’s Camp HERO.  “A young woman came up to me at camp and asked if I could take her fishing.  I took her out and we caught fish nonstop.  She was smiling from ear to ear.  Afterwards she shared with me that her father had never taught her how to fish.  I’m glad she was able to do something that she never has done before because of CCRI.”

We are grateful that Terry continues to share his passion of serving others with everyone at CCRI.

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