Western Reserve Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Hudson is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Ralph S. Wearstler as their interim minister.

Board chairman Terry Swearingen officially installed Rev. Ralph during the church's morning worship service on Jan. 22, followed by a reception in his honor.

Rev. Wearstler comes to Hudson with an extensive background in the Disciples of Christ denomination, having served several area churches as a full-time or interim pastor. He most recently was the interim pastor at First Christian Church in Wauseon, OH.

As the interim, Rev. Wearstler will provide support and guidance as the church begins the search for a full-time pastor to replace Rev. Robert J. Hutson who retired in April 2016. Rev. Ralph is anxious to become part of Hudson's spiritual community.

He and his wife Terri live in Mentor and have three grown children and two grandchildren.

Come join in Sunday Worship is at 10:30 a.m.