The Passing of Conference Minister, John Deckenback
It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our Conference Minister, Rev. Dr. John Deckenback. John was found unresponsive early Tuesday evening, July 19, in the Catonsville, Maryland Conference office and attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.
John came to the Central Atlantic Conference in May 1992. He served as the Conference Minister and CEO of the Conference. He also served on several national boards. He enjoyd spending time with his grandchildren, trains, gardening, running and history. John was married to the Rev. Carolyn Robert
As we begin to grapple with his death, we offer prayers for his wife, Rev. Carolyn Roberts, and his family. John faithfully served this Conference for twenty-four years, and his loss to us is immeasurable. We are in shock and in mourning, even as we gratefully reflect upon his pastoral leadership. We thank God for the life of John Deckenback.