On December 2, 2012, Rev. Gene Sawtelle celebrated a very low-key commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the gospel ministry with the congregation of First Reformed Church in Yuba City.
Ordained in December 1962 in Canon City, Colorado (in a congregation pastored by the late Rev. Dorman Savage), Rev. Sawtelle was examined and received into the RCUS in 1969. As the organizing pastor and the pastor emeritus of First Reformed Church, we were happy to celebrate this milestone with him and his lovely wife, Sharon.