"Whether you are a devoted disciple, or a seeker pursuing authentic faith, there is a place for you in the Chapel at Ocean Reef.  We invite you to explore this opportunity to experience and become part of our community at the chapel."

Reverend Dr. Robert W. “Bob” Henley was installed as the Chaplain-In-Residence at the Ocean Reef Club in March of 2014.  Prior to being installed as our Chaplain, Bob served as the Senior Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho for thirteen years.He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, where he also pursued doctoral studies.  He was awarded the Doctor of Divinity Degree by Sterling College, where he was vice-chair of the Board of Trustees.  He has served as a trustee of the Outreach Foundation of the Presbyterian Church and as a leadership participant with Presbyterians For Middle East Peace.

During his ministry career, he has served on the staff of Youth for Christ, International; as an associate pastor of the Elmbrook Church in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and the Bel Air Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. He was the Senior Pastor and Head of Staff of the Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Wichita, Kansas before his move to Idaho. 

Bob and his wife Jane, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, have been married for over forty-nine years.  They have been conference leaders and retreat speakers for many years, with a focus on marriage renewal.  They have traveled extensively, leading frequent study tours to the Middle East.  They are the parents of three married children, and the proud grandparents of seven grandchildren. The Henleys make their home here at Ocean Reef from mid-October to mid-June, and in Sun Valley during the summers. 

As our Chaplain In Residence, Reverend Dr. Robert (Bob) W. Henley is the pastor to our Protestant Congregation, but is available to serve anyone in the Ocean Reef Community, regardless of religious affiliation.  He presides weekly in the worship services of the Protestant Congregation and teaches weekly in the Reflections Service.  He is available to conduct baptisms, memorial services, or weddings.  He welcomes opportunities for faith conversations, appointments for pastoral care, and counseling. Please contact him on his cell 208-720-7807; at his home 305-367-4202; or by email at bhenley@orcchapel.org  or click below.


Protestant Congregation Board of Directors
(2018-2019)

Emilie Wierda
(Board Chairman)

michael cardone

Chuck Hartz

Jay Holmes  

Cal Philips

Lacy Rice

 Chris Streit

 Pam Truchan

Eleanor Williamson

Don Asher
(Emeritus)

Nancy Broll
(Emeritus)

Richard Miller
(Emeritus)

Scott SCHMUCKER
(Emeritus)

Letter from Our Chairperson Emilie Wierda.

Dear Ocean Reef Congregation,

 The 2018/2019 season is now behind us. What a great season we had together in the Chapel! Next season promises to be outstanding with a great line up of speakers- some new and some favorites returning as well.

 On behalf of the Board, please accept our profound thanks for the support that you as members of the congregation, have provided. Your generosity through gifts, tithes and offerings has enabled the marvelous work of our chaplain, engaging worship, discipleship opportunities, special events and focused outreach to those we can bless beyond the gates.

 This past season had record breaking attendance at many services with exceptional preaching and music. We rocked and rolled with the FIUnity Gospel Choir and learned about the multiverse with Dr. Haarsma and BioLogos. The Sunrise Service came off flawlessly with exquisite sound for a profound message and music. With your support, we will endeavor to continue this!

 Special thanks are due to the sponsors of our guest ministers and event hosts, donors for the University of Miami choir and singers, and for the entire Easter Sunrise Service (all sermons are available for audio listening at www.orcchapel.org).

 We also thank our Chaplain Bob Henley for his untiring devotion. We are so fortunate that God has blessed us with Bob's ministry. He is available to be reached this summer at  bhenley@orcchapel.org or cell: 208-720-7807.

Many volunteers make the season so special: choir members, Bible study leaders, ushers, altar guild, potluck hosts, and each of you who give and attend. We are grateful for each of you!

Many of us are looking forward to a new chapel in which to worship. The campaign to raise funds for this will begin in 2020, just a few months from now. The Chapel Foundation will be overseeing this endeavor. Please know that your gifts to the Protestant Congregation are not used for the building. Rather they are used for the ministry and work of the congregation. Thanks be to God; all our financial needs have been met by you. We trust (and are grateful) we can continue counting on you even when building campaign begins.

During May and throughout the summer, community worship will be held at 10:00 am at the Chapel. If you’re in town, please join in. It will be good to reconnect with others. (Acts 2:42-47)

Please feel free to email me with suggestions and comments. I would appreciate hearing from you- emiliew@eglco.com.

May the Lord bless and keep each of you this summer. May you know his peace that passes understanding and mercies new every morning.

 Under God’s Mercy,

Emilie Wierda,
Chairperson 
For the Board of the Protestant Congregation


The Protestant Congregation Purpose Statement: 

“The Protestant Congregation exists at Ocean Reef for worship of our Lord Jesus Christ.  We strive for growth of faith in Him and extending his love and Lordship."