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Minister

Robert Erle Houser, American minister. Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church (United States of America). Recipient Iowa CROP Leadership award, 1974, Avoca Economic Development award, 1987, Iowa Governor's Leadership award, 1990.

Background

Houser, Robert Erle was born on July 15, 1947 in Fairbury, Nebraska, United States. Son of Edward Erle and Lois Charlotte (Dux) Houser.

Education

Bachelor, Tarkio (Missouri) College, 1968. Master of Divinity, Dubuque Theological Seminary, 1970. Doctor of Ministry, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1989.

Career

Association pastor, First United Presbyterian Church, Atlantic, Iowa., 1970-1976;pastor, United Presbyterian Church, Griswold, Iowa., 1970-1976;pastor, United Church of Avoca (Iowa), since 1976. Member leadership development work group Synod of Lakes and Prairies, since 1990;chairman ministry committee Presbytery of Missouri River Valley, 1989, member executive search committee, 1984-1985, commission on ministry, 1984-1986. Commissioner General Assembly of Presbyterian Church, 1983, others in past.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church (United States of America).

Membership

President Avoca Promotions, Inc., 1985. Director, vice president Western Iowa Development Association, 1986. Consultant Elderberry Senior Citizens Center, 1987.

Board directors I Cooperative American Relief Everywhere, 1987, Circle West Incubator, Des Moines Area Community College, 1988. Member Avoca Museum Committee, 1989. Director Public Policy Education project, Iowa State University, 1989.

Connections

Married Theadra Jean Schaaf, February 17, 1979. Children: Jason West, Jennifer West, Jerrod Houser.

father:
Edward Erle Houser

mother:
Lois Charlotte (Dux) Houser

spouse:
Theadra Jean Schaaf

child:
Jason West Houser

child:
Jennifer West Houser

child:
Jerrod Houser