At the February 10, 2018 Stated Albany Presbytery Meeting, the Personnel Committee will present Bill Henderson for review and approval for the Temporary Presbyter Position. We wanted to take a moment to connect and learn a little more about him.
Before we get started, can you tell us a little bit about where you grew up, your family, etc?
If you can sing “Fly, Eagles, Fly!” then you will know where I grew up. And yes it was wonderful to finally have my home team win the Super Bowl! I am married to Georgiann, a retired high school biology teacher, and we celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary last year. We have five children between us and three grandchildren.
Will you share with us a little bit about how you are associated with the Albany Presbytery?
As a Ruling Elder at Brunswick Church, I have attended several presbytery meetings. I am on the approved preaching list and have preached well over 100 times in our presbytery churches since 2010.
What brings you joy in your ministry and/or work?
I retired from my career as a medical practice administrator at the end of 2016, so I now really enjoy retirement. It allows me to spend time doing things that I enjoy. I still have the opportunity to train neurology residents at Albany Medical College as well as volunteer for committees of the American Academy of Neurology.
One thing that gives me particular joy is teaching the Bible to adults and helping them to understand the great grace and faithfulness of our God.
Share with us a little about your hobbies?
My current ‘hobby’ is traveling, as Georgiann and I are ‘catching up’ visiting places and seeing family and friends around the country (now that we have the time in retirement). In addition, I am an avid book reader and do a bit of dabbling with amateur radio and family genealogy.
Pending the Presbytery’s approval of your nomination, is there something in particular you are looking forward to in this position?
Because of my association with the presbytery and the fact that I know a number of presbyters, I am looking forward to provide supportive help to our committees who are hard at work crafting the future of our presbytery structure and ministry.