In the banner photo above are pictured Blair Morgan’s immediate family. On the far right is his wife, Fay. They met in a Bible study at Penn State and married on September 7, 1974, a few months after their graduations. They have enjoyed their life journey together that has taken them from their homes of their growing up years in suburban Pittsburgh, to Penn State, to Columbus, Ohio and what is now Trinity Lutheran Seminary, to Maumee, Ohio, suburban Pittsburgh again and now suburban Cleveland, Ohio. On either side of Blair are his two children, Carly Flynn and Will Randall (both born during their years in Maumee). After her college years at West Virginia University, Carly entered the field of Broadcast Journalism. Will has faced some major development challenges in his life as he has Tuberous Sclerosis. On the far left is Carly’s husband, Steve Belsterling. They were married in July of 2016 and currently live in the Cleveland, Ohio area with their son, Beau Christian Belsterling.
After thirty-eight years of ordained Lutheran ministry, including seven years as the SWPa Synod’s Director for Evangelical Mission, Pastor Blair Morgan retired from full-time active ministry on January 6, 2017 and finally has time to write.
Pastor Morgan served congregations in Ohio and Pennsylvania, and became the Synod DEM on July 1, 2009. Congregational ministry:
St. Peter’s, Columbus OH – Vicar and Intern, 1974 to 1977
St. Paul’s, Maumee OH – Associate then Senior Pastor, 1978 to 1990
Bethlehem, Glenshaw PA – Pastor and Senior Pastor, 1990 to 2009
Friends and colleagues describe Pastor Morgan as an energetic, passionate and caring presence, both in the parish and on the synod staff. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University, a Master of Divinity degree from what is now Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus OH and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
A big baseball fan (who pitched a no-hitter in Colt League) Pastor Morgan sees retirement as a creative time when you’re still part of the game. The ninth inning, it’s a time to coach and even a little pitching now and then!