Mike Bartelson

August 20, 2017

I have known Carey and Rynette for the past couple years. As a younger pastor in a rural church of Eastern Montana, Carey and Rynette have been a source of great encouragement to myself and my wife. For me to be able to draw from years of ministry experience and wisdom, Carey has been a valuable mentor, teacher, and friend since we met. Not everything has always been easy here in ministry and Carey has helped me navigate through many different issues. He has been there for advice, wisdom, and support. But not always were our meetings for dealing with issues. Carey is always quick and eager to grab a bite for lunch and sit and talk about God, Christ, the Gospel, the church, and Scripture. I always left those lunches refreshed and eager to get back to the work of ministry here.