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Cole to serve as interim pastor in WR

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Los Alamos is a remarkable place for a pastorate, in the opinion of Rev. Dr. Harry A. Cole, the incoming interim pastor of White Rock United Presbyterian Church.
Cole comes to the pulpit most recently from Westminster Church in Roswell and previously from the First Presbyterian Church and the First Christian Church in El Paso, Texas.
While in El Paso, he was also the executive director of INSIGHTS, the city science museum, an experience that piqued his interest in a pastorate in Los Alamos.
Cole received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Baltimore and his doctorate from the Vanderbilt School of Divinity. In over 40 years in the ministry, he has also been a university professor, an administrator for the Maryland Department of Education and pastor for numerous Presbyterian churches. He brings a wealth of experience to the White Rock Presbyterian Church and to the community of Los Alamos as well.
White Rock United Presbyterian Church was chartered in 1966 after some years as a mission church of the Presbytery of Santa Fe.
As the White Rock community was being developed, Home Planning and Construction from Roswell had the contract for the second phase of a development known as Mountain Meadows. Their superintendent, who came from the Roswell Presbyterian Church, noted the lack of a Presbyterian church.