Church counselor selected to fill De Soto USD 232 board vacancy
The De Soto USD 232 Board of Education has appointed Dick Dearwester to fill the board member position five through June 30, 2011.
The board selected Dearwester at its meeting Monday, Nov. 8, from a group of nine applicants for the vacant post.
Dearwester fills the position left vacant by Janine Gracy, who announced her resignation effective Sept. 3, to relocate to Colorado where her husband accepted a new job.
Dearwester serves as director of counseling on the pastoral staff at Westside Family Church in Lenexa. He has served in the position for the last 12 years. Before moving to the Kansas City area nearly 20 years ago, he served as a youth minister south of Wichita.
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