Author Myrlene Hamilton weaves together her love of ministry with her passion for fly fishing in this essential spiritual guide for all those called to pastoral ministry. These "fish stories" will give you a renewed appreciation for the essentials and even some of the finer points of pastoral ministry. An experienced pastor, Hamilton' charming and probing stories, such as "The Fine Art of Irritating Fish," "When the Fish Catches You," and "The Ones That Got Away," will lead you into the world of fly fishing and then into the familiar surroundings of your own ministry. If you're not already hooked, your congregants will soon find you pondering your own ministry down at the river.
Myrlene Hamilton Hess grew up in South Dakota and has a degree in Secondary Education from Northern State University in Aberdeen, and an MDiv and DMin from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California. She is pastor of Morning Star Presbyterian Church in Bayville, NJ which she co-founded with her late husband, the Rev. Dr. Edward S. Hamilton.
Myrlene's passion is helping people find their special gifts for ministry and putting them to work in places that are fulfilling and that help the church grow. When time permits, she enjoys leading retreats and speaking at seminars. When she is not teaching or preaching or leading groups at Morning Star, she 9penjoys writing, spending time outdoors with her husband church Elder Eric W. Hess, and playing with their labrador retriever, Amazing Grace.
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