Community Church welcomes new minister

Residents in Brady for just a few short months now and former residents of San Antonio, Don and Nancy Miller have found a new calling in life. Effective last month, Miller became the new minister at Brady Community Church of Christ. Miller is a graduate of Texas A&M University. He received a degree in veterinary medicine in 1969 and later opened his private practice, Acres North Veterinary Hospital, in San Antonio which he operated for 30 years. In 1981, Miller received a degree in ministry from Harding University in Searcy, Ark. Feeling the need for change after a successful career in the veterinary field, the Millers relocated to Brady for a little “rest and relaxation.” “We chose Brady not necessarily because of the church but because I grew up in Brady and have family members who still live here,” said Miller. “For me, it has been nice to come home.” It wasn’t until former Brady Community Church of Christ minister, Randall Larr, decided to leave his post at the church and move away that Miller took an interest in filling the position. “We moved back to Brady on a temporary basis for a little rest and relaxation,” explained Miller. “But when Randall Larr decided to move away, we thought it was an opportunity too good to pass up. When we decided it was time to change our professions, our initial plan was to get into ministry full-time. “When we visited here on weekends before relocating to Brady, we attended church here on several occasions. We really enjoy the people here,” said Miller. Since assuming the position of minister at the church, Miller has established a bond with the congregation. “It’s been better than we thought it would be,” he said. “The congregation has been wonderful and so far, we love it here in Brady.” Miller’s mother, Drusilla Miller, and his brother, Glenn, both reside in Brady. The Miller’s immediate family consists of Don’s two adult children, Rob Miller of Dallas and Christi Seelig of Harker Heights; and Nancy’s two adult children, Jeff Strome of San Antonio and Stacy Strome of Fort Collins, Colo. They have three grandchildren. Much like the duties carried out by Larr, Miller will also help out some at the Benevolence Barn which distributes food to needy people in McCulloch County. “The people in charge of the Ben Barn do a heck of a good job there,” Miller said. “I don’t plan to interfere with their hard work but will help out as I’m needed.” Since in Brady, Mrs. Miller has also found a cause worthy of her assistance. She enjoys volunteering with The Haven, McCulloch County’s first support facility for family abuse and domestic violence. “I really like the fact that The Haven has gotten so much support from the community,” said Mrs. Miller. “The resources that the facility has access to are tremendous. The community here has been real supportive of The Haven which provides a great deal of potential for Brady and McCulloch County.”

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