About an hour north of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Fremont OPC was started in 2008 from a Bible study of interested Reformed believers led by retired OP pastor Dr. Norman De Jong. In 2009 Norm and his wife Wilma were persuaded to come out of retirement to serve the new church there. But earlier this year they felt it was important to retire – again – and asked the church to search for a permanent, full-time pastor. In September Vern and Olena Picknally arrived in Fremont from Carson, North Dakota, where Vern had been the pastor of Bethel OPC. Praise God for his provision for this congregation and pray that transitions will go smoothly.