Board Member Bios:
1. John M. Arendt, Sr., President, WBWM
John was born in 1943 to Samuel Edward and Mary Alida Arendt. His father graduated from Princeton University in 1927 and became a pastor in the Bible Presbyterian Church. John graduated from Lake Lehman High School, attended Tennessee Temple College, then married Carol Brandon in 1962. In God’s providence he started a printing business in 1963. It wasn’t until 1967, however, that John came to faith in Christ (at a church started by his father). He stayed in printing as an owner or partner from 1963 to 1992. John is currently employed by The P.A. Hutchison Co, is a member of Covenant Reformed Church in Carbondale, PA, and has twenty three years of mission board experience. The Lord has blessed John and Carol with five children and 16 grandchildren.
2. S. George Mall, Treasurer, WBWM
George was born in Pakistan , immigrated to the USA, and became a citizen in 1994. Although born into a Christian family, he has grown in his faith since coming to the USA. George and Anita have been married 25 years, and have four children. His parents, George and Bimla, also live with the family. George holds a degree in Business Administration with majors in Accounting and International Business. He is currently employed by MetLife and is an elder at Covenant Reformed Church in Carbondale, PA. George has 15 years of mission board experience.
3. Clark Slothower, Member-at-large, WBWM
Clark grew up in a Christian home and came to Christ as a boy. He has been active in several churches during his life and an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church (Lancaster, PA) for the last 17 years. He has a BS in Agricultural Mechanics and has always worked in this field except for a few years as a Church Administrator. He and his wife, Dottie, have been married 34 years and been much involved in supporting missions since the beginning of their marriage. They have raised four daughters and now enjoy six grandchildern.
Dr. Robert S. Rapp, Field Secretary/Mission Director, WBWM
In 1951 God drew Bob to Himself while a freshman at Penn State University . One year later he attended a missionary conference in Lancaster, PA where he gave his life to Christ for missionary service. After graduating from Penn State with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, he served in the U.S. Navy (LTJG), then earned his M.Div. and S.T.M. at Faith Theological Seminary and later his Th.D. at Grace Theological Seminary. In June 1960 he was ordained to the gospel ministry (in the BPC) and accepted by IBPFM (Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions). Bob is in his 55th year of missionary service, having served in Brazil, South Korea, Pakistan and now in the Hungarian lands since 1990. Bob and Clara have three children and 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. They reside at Calvary Fellowship Homes in Lancaster, PA.
The most recent board meeting was held on Saturday, July 23, 2016. in Lancaster, PA.