Warren J. Blanck was ordained Oct. 9, 2004, at the Goldendale (Wash.) Church. Gerald Haeger, Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) ministerial director, led out in the ordination charge. Gordon Pifher, UCC executive secretary, spoke on the “Challenge in Ministry.”
Blanck was born in Loma Linda, Calif., the third child of Joseph and Betty Blanck. When he was two years old, he moved with his family to Spokane, Wash., where he spent his childhood years. His inquisitive and spiritually inclined mind led him to take a theology degree from Walla Walla College in 1972. He finished a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University in 1976. His wife, Cheryl Stuart, was born in Hermiston, Ore., where she graduated from high school in 1972 and then attended Walla Walla College. Warren and Cheryl met at choir practice and were married April 17, 1988. The Blancks have three children, Robert “Ben,” Dianne, and Jason.
Warren and Cheryl have a real passion for sharing Jesus. Leading out and experiencing worship is a joy for Warren. He has served as a pastor in Tennessee, Washington, and Oregon.
As they look to the future, Warren and Cheryl like to think of the words of Paul in Phil. 3:14: "I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward to Jesus.” Warren and Cheryl’s prayer is that Jesus will reproduce His character in them so that others will be drawn to Him.