Written by Staff Reports
Thanks to the family of the late Rev. Ben Herbster, a painting of the UCC's first president (1961-1969) now hangs in the Church House in Cleveland. Admiring the painting with the Rev. John H. Thomas (r.), UCC General Minister and President, are (l.-r.) Marcus Buehrer, Herbster's son-in-law; Cynthia Hess and Elizabeth Glor, Herbster's granddaughters; and Jane Herbster Buehrer, Herbster's daughter. W. Evan Golder photo.