By Jillian Bogater
The Rev. Deb Dysert has announced she will step down from her position as pastor of Divine Peace Metropolitan Community Church in Pontiac after eight years with the church.
“Sometimes we have people in our lives just for a season,” Dysert said. “The season is over for me with divine Peace. It’s time for them to have a new leader to go to the next step.”
The church flourished under Dysert’s leadership, with the congregation growing from 11 members in 1998 to 87 members today.
Dysert will continue in her position until Oct. 29, when Regional Elder Diane Fisher will appoint an interim pastor, Dysert said.