There journey has led them to Brazil, where Olin is serving as Pastor to the Crossroads Baptist Church, National Ave. and Meridian St.
Pastor Strader and Twyla recently returned from a trip to Temecula, Calif., where they and their five children, and families met to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, at the home of Scott and Lisa's on July 31.
The Strader's two older sons are military officers serving stateside. Ltc. Kent and Amanda are in Colorado Springs, Col. in the Army. Lt. Cmdr. Scott and Lisa are in the San Diego area, with the Navy.
Daughter Kelly will be marrying James Hastman on Oct. 2, in Denver, Colo.
The two youngest sons live in Gilbert, Ariz., with their families. Stephen and Stacey are Assistant Managers for Walgreens.
Timothy graduated from Northview High School in 2003, and Indiana State University in 2007. He assisted Coach LaCoomba with the Northview High School Soccer team, and became head coach, during his senior year at ISU. He is an Assistant Coach at Scottsdale Community College, where he is working on his masters degree. Timothy and Beth are neighbors to Stephen and Stacey.
The Crossroads Baptist Church will be celebrating the Strader's anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 28, at 1 p.m., at the Clay County YMCA. There will be a meal, skits, awards and recognition of former churches and friends of the couples many years of ministry.