New parish has a new name: Milk River Churches
July 20, 2022
Back in November, 2021, Dr. Loren Shellabarger a retired Presbyterian minister and adjunct seminary professor, conferred with interested members from five churches in Havre, Chinook and Harlem. He and his wife, Becky, shared their experiences in helping various rural churches in Iowa organize into a collaborative parish where several diverse congregations share programming, ministers and resources while still maintaining their own traditions and history.
Encouraged by the Shellabargers' experiences in Iowa, in December 2021 a new group of local church representatives met to explore how the...