70th Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Richard H. Meyer’s Ordination

On August 8th, Rev. Dr. Richard H. (“Pedo”) Meyer celebrated the 70th anniversary of his ordination. During his ministry, he served as a missionary to China and Japan; also pastor of St. Paul (Burgundy) and Prince of Peace in New Orleans; as well as President of the Southern District. All the while, his beloved Lois has been by his side.

As missionaries, Pedo and Lois began in China (1947) but were quickly evacuated to Japan (1948) because of the communist takeover. Over the course of their 22 years in Japan, they planted churches, developed a youth center, and Pedo also directed a theological training program for Japanese pastors.

When the time was right for their missionary service to end, the Lord had plans for this son of the Southern District to return … and to spend the rest of his ministry here.

In July 2017, Pedo and Lois moved to Massachusetts so they could be closer to their family. If you would like to write to Pedo and Lois or send a card for the occasion of Pedo’s 70th ordination anniversary, please contact Sabine Laird (s.laird@southernlcms.org) or Daisy Olmstead (d.olmstead@southernlcms.org) for the Meyers’ mailing address.