Ralen Robinson, Pastor email
Pastor Ralen is a native Philadelphian, but don't let that make you think that she only spent time in Pennsylvania. Over a near-decade in ministry, she has worked in the woods of New Jersey, New York's big apple, the metropolis of Boston, the rainforest of Costa Rica, and has even spent a year in the old cities of Jerusalem.
Ralen received her BA in Anthropology and Sociology from Wagner College, where she thrived as a leader in many on-campus and off-campus organizations. Following graduation, Ralen participated in Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM), spending a year volunteering and immersing herself in the culture and religious history of Jerusalem and the West Bank. After her year of service, she traveled back to Philadelphia to continue her call to ministry by attending seminary.
While in seminary Ralen worked as a contract chaplain for an inner-city hospital. She wrote for ELCA magazines, which she still does today. Ralen graduated from United Lutheran Seminary in the spring of 2020 receiving a Masters of Divinity and certificate for Black Church studies. Ralen believes her faith and a good pair of shoes can take you a long way.
Burton K. Tidwell, Organist email
Burton K. Tidwell has been serving as a church organist since age 14, and after receiving his BMus Degree in Organ Performance has worked in churches from Philadelphia to the Pacific Northwest. He has performed in major cities, including Wichita State University’s distinguished artists’ series. Most of Burton’s full-time work has been as an organbuilder, with instruments across the United States and as far as Stockholm, Sweden, but he also has studied journalism and has been a copy editor on the Salina Journal. He enjoys listening to country music artists and has a centered passion lifting weights for good health and longevity — an activity actually closely related to the discipline of practicing the great literature of the organ.
Howard Webb, Bell Choir Director email
Bell Choir Director: Howard Webb. Howard has been involved in the Wichita musical community for many years. He was one of the founders of the Wichita Chamber Chorale and founding conductor of the Heart of America Men’s Chorus. He has been either director or tenor soloist in many different churches in the Wichita area.
The primary focus of his work in music has been in the church. Howard has had a church Job either singing or conducting for most of his adult life. He is known for building organizations, church choirs, concert series, organizing a bell choir, working with the children’s choir and hiring guest artists to perform or accompany. For the past 28 years that he has been with Plymouth Church and prior to that many other churches.
Tisha Roberts, Custodian
Custodian: Natisha Roberts. (Tisha to her friends) Tisha is a proud mother of five, and a grandmother of eight. Family is very important to her. She enjoys taking care of people, especially in the kitchen. She definitely got this from her grandmother. Who was a natural nurturer. She loves children and animals. Paying it forward, random acts of kindness, and treating others the way you want to be treated is the rule that she follows daily. She would like to say Thank you for allowing her to do service, working for you.