"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 305-240-5445; at his home 305-367-4202; or by email at rwhenley1946@gmail.com or click below.


Message From Our Chairman

Dear Ocean Reef Protestant Congregation:

The 2017-2018 season of the Protestant Congregation is now behind us, and we are looking towards next season’s many blessings, including another season of outstanding and renowned guest speakers.

On behalf of the Board, which I am now honored to chair, please accept our thanks for the support that you, the members of the Congregation, have provided.  Your generosity has enabled chaplaincy, worship, learning and study events, and outreach, at Ocean Reef.  

This past season has likely been unmatched in terms of attendance, exceptionally fine preaching and wonderful music, outstanding speakers at special events, Bible study series, and an extraordinary Easter Sunrise Service (with an estimated 1500 attending).   We intend to keep this up!

Special thanks are due to our Chaplain Bob Henley (who can be reached during the summer at rwhenley1946@gmail.com, and 305-240-5445), to the sponsors of our guest ministers, and of special event speakers, and the donors for the University of Miami choir singers, and the first-ever live streaming and recording of the Easter Sunrise Service (available for viewing at www.orcchapel.org, as are all sermons from the season). 

We also thank the many volunteers who assist in the ministry of the Congregation and the Chapel Foundation for providing the chapel building and annex for our use.

Of course, Hurricane Irma set us back at the beginning of the season, but the Congregation was able to make an early, special Outreach contribution of $30,000 towards new mattresses for Keys residents.  This was in addition to the contributions of $50,000 for special projects and needs of faith-based charities in the Keys made during the course of the season. 

May the Lord bless you and keep you this summer.  Community worship is being held at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays at the Chapel.

I would appreciate your suggestions and comments. My email address is Scott.Schumacker@gmail.com

Scott Schumaker
Protestant Congregation Board Chairman

Protestant Congregation
Board of Directors
(2018-2019)


Scott Schumacker
(Board Chairman)

michael cardone

Chuck Hartz

Jay Holmes  

Cal Philips

Lacy Rice

 Chris Streit

 Pam Truchan

Emilie Wierda

Eleanor Williamson

Don Asher
(Emeritus)

Nancy Broll
(Emeritus)

Richard Miller
(Emeritus)  

The Protestant Congregation Purpose Statement: 


"We are called to a life of Vibrant Worship, Growing discipleship, Authentic community, and Creative witness and service."