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Welcome service planned for new pastor, community


The Grand Coulee Seventh-day Adventist Church will their new pastoral couple, Eric and Shanna Chavez, at their March 29 church service.

They were both raised in Amarillo, Texas, where they met, married, and lived for the first five years of their marriage as he worked as a surveyor and draftsman and she as a certified ophthalmic assistant.

“Grand Coulee is a truly beautiful place and we are very excited to be here!” Pastor Chavez stated in a press release. “We have been many places but none that offer such beauty in the terrain and people we have met.”

Their move was completed in February from Collegedale, Tenn., where Pastor Chavez attended Southern Adventist University and received his B.S. degree in theology, with a minor in biblical languages last December.

His pastoral district also includes congregations in Republic and Orient. The couple lives in Curlew.

The community is invited to join in a special worship and welcome service on Saturday. The church will offer a special vegetarian meal afterwards. People are welcome to join in the services, which start at 9 and 11a.m., or for the lunch, or both.

Anyone with a musical talent and willing to help in the service can call Chavez at (509)207-9460.


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