Peter Horne has served as the minister of the Lawson Rd Church of Christ since May 2008.
Peter lived the first 23 years of his life in Australia, mostly in the scenic state of Tasmania. His father was a preacher for a small church, so God was a constant part of his life. He was baptized around the age of 11. His four sisters and two brothers were also all baptized while living at home.
After graduating from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) Peter moved to Melbourne to work with a Christian public accounting firm. After 2 years God prompted and provided for him to attend Harding University Graduate School of Religion in Memphis, Tennessee to prepare for full-time ministry. His first semester at HUGSR was Fall 1999.
While attending HUGSR, Peter met Julie and they married in October 2001. Since then, Peter has ministered to churches in Hernando – Mississippi, Melbourne (Aus), Tasmania (Aus), Memphis-Tennessee, Monroe – Louisiana, and now Rochester – New York. His roles have included: Children’s & Young Adult Minister, Youth Minister, Campus Minister, and Preaching Minister.
My favorite Bible verse is Luke 19:10 “The Son of Man has come to seek and save that which was lost.” This verse primarily refers to me. Jesus came to seek and to save me!! Since I’ve committed my life to following Jesus’ example, I’ve committed to also seeking others that need to be found by Jesus.
Ronald Lorenzo was introduced to the Church of Christ by his future wife, Bessie, in 1975 and was baptized later that same year. He and Bessie were married in 1976 and are now the parents of four children and the grandparents of ten.
Ron served in the army during the Vietnam conflict and was stationed in Okinawa for eighteen months. Upon returning home, he went to work for Kodak in the film testing division and remained with the company and in the same department for thirty four years until his retirement in 2006. He is now employed part time by the U.S. Postal service at the Cumberland Street branch.
Ron says, “Church and family take up most of my free time, but I really do enjoy playing board games with the grandchildren and Bessie and I love a good game of euchre with our friends!”
Ron has been an elder at the Lawson Road Church since 1997 and explains, “I have considered it a very real privilege to serve my God as an elder and I have been most fortunate that my wife shares my deep faith and is so supportive of my work for the church.”
Steve Schulz has attended Lawson Rd since 1992, and was baptized in December 1993. In January 2008 he accepted the congregation’s invitation to serve as an elder.
Steve was born and raised in Rochester, not far from the church. In 1973, he met Carol and they were married in August 1978. They have three daughters: Heather living in Buffalo, Holly living in Rochester, and Stephanie, an active member of Special Olympics, Genesee Region. Steve has worked as a Service Parts Planning Specialist for Eastman Kodak Company since 1982 while Carol has worked for University of Rochester/Strong Hospital as a Lab Technician since about 1986. They have been residents of the town of Greece since 1980.
Steve is an avid golfer and rides his bicycle to work, as often as weather permits. His hobbies also include scuba diving, downhill skiing, swimming in the pool at home, and gardening around the house. He especially enjoys spending time with his church family and maintaining the church building.
“Every day I thank God for the blessings he continues to shower upon my family and me. Having Jesus in my heart has turned my life in new directions and continues to expand my spirit. I pray for guidance, am grateful for the encouragement and love that is shared with my brothers and sisters, and hope to continue learning and growing as part of God’s family.”
Larry Waterman was invited by the Lawson Road family to serve as an elder in April of 2015. He and his wife Luanne along with their two children have been active at Lawson Road since moving to Rochester in 2004.
Larry was raised in a strong Christian home about 50 miles south of Buffalo NY where he lived until joining the United States Air Force in 1984. Larry met his wife Luanne while he was attending pilot training in Enid, Oklahoma. The Waterman family moved 8 times in Larry’s 22+ year career serving in and experiencing a wide variety of congregations. He retired in 2006 and has served as an Adjunct Professor and Academic Mentor at Rochester Institute of Technology since that time.
Larry and Luanne enjoy numerous outside interests but find the greatest blessing is to serve others in need of God’s care and love.