Hello. My name is Bob McGuire. Born in Winter Haven, Florida, I grew up in Ormond Beach where I attended Osceola Elementary, Ormond Beach Junior High, and Seabreeze High School. Active in Boy Scouts, I earned my Eagle Scout Award after completing a community glass recycling project as my service project. I was also active in my home church, Daytona Christian Church, where I became a Christian 50 years ago. Upon Graduation from Seabreeze, I attended Atlanta Christian College where I earned a degree in Christian Education and Music and later a degree in Business. I spent 12 years in youth ministry at Horsepasture Christian Church in Virginia and then God opened the door for me to return to Atlanta Christian College where I served on staff, having the joy and privilege to live with, mentor, and encourage hundreds of college students during my 22 years there. Retiring in 2012, I had the opportunity to spend 3-1/2 months backpacking to complete my final 1100 miles on the Appalachian Trail, a journey I had begun as a Boy Scout in 1974. I enjoy hiking, biking, camping, and traveling extensively throughout the United States and Canada. Since retiring, I’ve spent a summer in Alaska (just one of six trips I’ve taken there) and 3 summers working at Mt. Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota as the Recycler for the Park, a job I plan to return to this summer. Serving the Lord has always been my lifelong priority. As I look back, I’ve seen His hand at work in my life. The recent passing of my parents has caused me to refocus on what really is important and to use the time He has given me to prepare for Eternity. Now, in this new role as a Shepherd’s Hope Lay Ministry Counselor, I look forward to the future opportunities God has ahead for me to be used as a servant to serve others in His Kingdom.