FROM THE INTERIM PASTOR’S STUDY…
Hi! I’m Bill Ingersoll and I will soon begin my ministry among you as your Interim Pastor
by preaching at both services on Sunday, March 1st. I am excited about the health and
vitality of Wildwood Presbyterian Church and can’t wait to begin my work with you, as
we seek together to follow our Lord Jesus Christ. I look forward to meeting and hearing
about you and those dear to you. But since most of you know nothing about me, I
thought it only fair to share:
I am a Teaching Elder (Minister of Word and Sacrament) in the Presbyterian Church
(U.S.A.) and a minister member of the Presbytery of Milwaukee. I was raised in
Huntington, West Virginia, and graduated from Marshall University in Huntington and
Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. I have served as Pastor or Head of
Staff for 30 years in three Presbyterian congregations in Louisiana (six years), Arkansas
(six years), and Texas (18 years). My wife Roberta, also a Presbyterian minister, and I
moved in 2009 to Grayslake. Since then, I have worked as an Interim Pastor in three
communities in Wisconsin: Beloit, Clinton, and Lake Geneva.
I am co-moderator of the Presbytery of Milwaukee’s Committee on Ministry and have
served on that committee in two other presbyteries. I have also served in Texas as
moderator of Grace Presbytery’s Council and was moderator-elect of another presbytery
but moved before assuming that office. Roberta serves as Associate Pastor for
Christian Formation at First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville and is co-director for the
Association of Presbyterian Christian Educators (APCE) 2016 national conference, which
will be held in Chicago.
We have a daughter, Lori, age 29, and a son, John, age 26. Lori and her husband,
Bobby Zabor, both graduates of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, were married
in 2010 and have been living for nearly two years in London, England, where he is
an engineer and she works for the same company. Formerly, she taught speech and
coached the debate team at a high school in Houston, Texas. They will be moving back
to Houston soon and are expecting their first child (our first grandchild!) in late July. John
graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, and also lives in Houston
where he works in a company’s customer service department.
I enjoy walking, especially in the Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve right behind our home,
bird watching, and working crossword puzzles. I am a dog lover and regret to inform you
that I am a long time St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and Dallas Cowboys football fan.
See you soon!
Grace and peace,