LAKE QUIVIRA COMMUNITY MINISTRY: The Little Church with the Big Heart

Roy Worthington
Roy Worthington

By Barb Prater
Do you know someone who has “re-upped”? Roy Worthington has done just that for Lake Quivira Community Ministry, serving as Lay Leader for a second term (instead of the usual, one-year term). In his role as Lay Leader, Roy helps ministers Ira DeSpain and Pam Bauer Nolan carry out and coordinate the activities of the congregation.
Roy’s primary role is communicating with the congregation about weekly services, special services and special events. In the past twelve months Roy has helped coordinate a LQCM lake-wide picnic, organize a group Facebook page to which are posted various pictures of the congregation’s services and activities and coordinate special services for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day. He worked with the Christmas Eve Coordinator to help plan and implement the Christmas Eve service, which 200-250 Quivirans and guests annually attend. This fall he will assist with the annual LQCM Anniversary Celebration Breakfast and Service.
Roy spent 38 years in Manhattan, KS, where he was president and owner of Charlson and Wilson Bonded Abstracters, Inc., a real estate law/title/escrow business. Roy received a BA in 1967 from University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Washburn University School of Law, in 1973. He taught real estate law in the College of Business at Kansas State University for over eighteen years and lectured in real estate principles for various professional organizations. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in the Strategic Air Command from 1967 to 1971. Business skills, life experiences, communication expertise, love of family (wife Nancy, grown kids, grandchildren), strong faith, devotion to country and a great sense of humor – all sum up our Lay Leader, Roy Worthington.
August Services – Rev Ira DeSpain will be speaking all month except August 27.
August 6: Genesis 32: 22-31 – “Wrestling”
August 13: Genesis 37: 1-28 – “Family Stories Part 1”
August 20: Genesis 45: 1-15 – “Family Stories Part 2”
August 27: Exodus 1: 8–2: 10 – “Born with a Rusty Spoon in his Mouth” Pam
For more information, contact Roy Worthington, 913-962-4557, or
Check out our Group Facebook Page under “Lake Quivira Community Ministry,” which contains our message and photos of our activities. Any of our Facebook Page members would be happy to add you to our Facebook Group.