Executive Director Dale Bartscher, Pastor / Representative / FHA Board member Scott Craig, and Pastor Larry Paulsen and his wife Melodie made up the South Dakota delegation to Watchmen on the Wall 2015. This event (May 20-22), held at the D.C. Hyatt Regency is hosted each year by our partners at Family Research Council. The goal of the event is to rally pastors and ministry leaders to stand in the public square for Biblical values and encourage their flock to do the same. Nearly 700 pastors attended this year’s event, and it was particularly gratifying for the Family Heritage Alliance because two of our leadership were invited to take part in the program. Dale was invited to lead a breakout session entitled “Ministering to Public Servants.” Scott was invited to speak from the main stage. You can click here to watch the various presentations from Watchmen on the Wall 2015.
Scott and Dale spent time with Senator Thune, Senator Rounds and Representative Noem at which time a FOUNDERS’ BIBLE was personally presented to each of them. This took place during the ‘Capitol South Dakota Coffee Hour’ which occurs on Wednesday mornings at the US Capitol. Dale took time to travel to the Washington, DC, office of Concerned Women for America (CWA). While there he spent some quality time with one of America’s most respected women in leadership – Penny Nance. Penny is the President of the CWA and will be the Keynote Speaker for this fall’s Western SD Stand Banquet on Tuesday, October 13 in Rapid City.
In addition to the encouragement, fellowship, and speaking opportunity, this year’s Watchmen on the Wall provided Dale the occasion to once again renew his friendships with such national leaders as Tony Perkins, President of FRC; General Jerry Boykin, Vice-President of FRC; and Rafael Cruz, father of Senator Ted Cruz.