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Rev. Frye Retires In June


May 23, 2006

After 40 years in the ministry - 23 of which were in Ketchikan - Rev. Bob Frye is switching hats. He will retire the end of June, and he and his wife Carolyn plan to move to College Place, Washington, to be closer to their sons.

Rev. Frye served as pastor in the Ketchikan Presbyterian Church from 1977-2000. Their three children (Kerry, April, and Jeremy) were raised in Ketchikan. After leaving Ketchikan, Bob has served a two-point parish in Guernsey, Wyoming, and Ft. Laramie, Wyoming. During his career, he also served as pastor in Metlakatla, Alaska, Hydaburg, Alaska, and Munster, Indiana.

He graduated from College of Emporia in Emporia, Kansas, in 1963 and received his Master's of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1967.

Frye will be helping bench coach Little League and plans to spend more time with his grandchildren and parents in Seattle and also his son and his family in Lake Stephens, Washington. The Fryes will visit family in Michigan as often as possible. Frye plans to do some writing also.



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