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Minister

Ralph Alan Lawrence, American Minister. Ordained to ministry Methodist Church, 1956. Member Sons of the American Revolution, Academy Model Aeronautics, Denison Society, Kiwanis, Stephen Ministries.

Background

Lawrence, Ralph Alan was born on April 18, 1931 in Wendell, Idaho, United States. Son of Wayne Harold and Evelyn Frances (McConnell) Lawrence.

Education

Bachelor in Business Administration, Albertson College of Idaho, 1953;Master of Divinity, Boston University, 1956;Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Albertson College of Idaho, 1986.

Career

Minister youth, Christ Church, Kennebunk, Maine., 1954-1956;minister youth, Shoshone-Richfield (Idaho) Parish, 1956-1960;minister youth, St. Paul's Church, Idaho Falls, Idaho., 1960-1964;minister youth, Nyssa (Oregon) Methodist Church, 1964-1968;minister youth, Pioneer United Methodist Church, Portland, Oregon, 1968-1974;minister youth, 1st United Methodist Church, Payette, Idaho., 1974-1981;district superintendent, Eastern District, Oregon-Idaho Conference, 1981-1987;pastor, Meridian (Idaho) United Methodist Church, 1987-1995;retired, 1995;assistant pastor, 1st United Methodist Cathedral of Rockies, since 1995. Delegate World Methodist Conference, 1986, 91, 96, Jurisdictional Conference, 1984. President Classic Journeys International, since 1979.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Methodist Church, 1956.

Membership

Member Sons of the American Revolution, Academy Model Aeronautics, Denison Society, Kiwanis, Stephen Ministries.

Connections

Married Beverley Jean Miller, June 9, 1957 (divorced 1974). Children: Alan, Douglas, Kerry Philpot. Married Audrey Stall Shelden, December 28, 1975.

Children: Wayne Shelden, Mark Shelden, Sharon Glover, Laurel Bishop, Scott Shelden.

father:
Wayne Harold Lawrence

mother:
Evelyn Frances (McConnell) Lawrence

spouse:
Beverley Jean Miller

spouse:
Audrey Stall Shelden

child:
Alan Lawrence

child:
Douglas Lawrence

child:
Kerry Philpot Lawrence

child:
Wayne Shelden Lawrence

child:
Mark Shelden Lawrence

child:
Sharon Glover Lawrence

child:
Laurel Bishop Lawrence

child:
Scott Shelden Lawrence