Directors of Pastoral Support
Gary and Judi Ogle
Who we are:
Gary grew up on a farm in Wyoming. God directed him toward pastoral ministry when he was in junior high. He graduated from the University of Wyoming, farmed for 5 years and then went on to Columbia Biblical Seminary, receiving his Masters of Divinity. There he met Judi. Judi had graduated from Gwynedd Mercy College in Pennsylvania (her home state) with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Not being content to nurse in the US, she also travelled to Columbia Biblical Seminary to obtain a Bible certificate to allow her to nurse overseas as a missionary. While there, she decided to work on a Master of Arts in Christian Education with a cross cultural emphasis and a counseling certificate! After graduating, Gary and Judi were married in 1990. They waited on the Lord for three years for the right place to minister. In 1993, they joined Village Missions and headed for their first mission field in Burlington, Maine. After serving there almost 7 years, the Lord led them to Star, Colorado. They served there for almost 12 years. Sensing that God was leading them out of pastoral ministry to the ministry of caring for aging parents, they moved to Wyoming in 2011.
“We see En Gedi as having an important role in helping God’s servants keep at the task of serving and leading God’s people.”
What Gary and Judi do:
As Directors of Pastoral Support, Gary and Judi focus on the pastors and missionaries before and after their stay at En Gedi Retreat. Judi posts prayer requests for each guest before and during their stay. She also contacts some of the women guests that need a special phone visit from a lady. Gary contacts guests after their stay to find out how their ministry is going and pray for them. He continues to stay in touch with some of the pastors who need a friend and ‘an ear’. He’s always there to listen. This ministry is born out of having been a pastor and pastor’s wife for many years.