The Christian Reformed Church is asking people to pray for the family of Rev. George Vander Weit, a retired CRC pastor who left his home last Friday morning in a Detroit suburb and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
Prayers are being requested for Vander Weit as well.
Police began searching for Vander Weit, 70, over the weekend, but have not been able determine what happened to him or where he is.
He was last seen about 9:20 a.m. on July 5 around the intersection of Runyon and Dequindre roads in the Detroit suburb of Rochester.
Family members say Vander Weit wasn’t carrying his wallet, any identification or his cell phone.
Vanderweit served churches in Wayland, Mich., Cleveland, Ohio, Troy Mich., and a Korean church in Rochester.
He also served Fuller Avenue CRC in Grand Rapids.
“It’s a sad time for family, it’s a sad time for the church,” Fuller Avenue CRC Interim Pastor Morris Greidanus to the Grand Rapids Press. “We’re grieving as a church and praying.”