Jerry Schenck


“In 1977 I was a state trooper in South Sioux City with my wife Sandy and our two daughters. When we moved to Grand Island, our family became a part of the Peace family. I served the State until 1997 when I retired. Who would ever have guessed that shortly thereafter, my wife was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease ALS. For two and a half years life was filled with heartache and buckets of tears. We had our family and friends and I know that it was our faith in Jesus Christ that got us through the journey. After Sandy went home to the Lord, I felt alone and lost. I realized that it was a time of grief, but it just wouldn’t go away. Then one day, I was asked to become part of a new K-9 ministry that was starting in the church. At first I was apprehensive, but one day I was home sitting on the couch when I began to cry. Then my yellow lab pup came over to me and put her chin on my knees and I knew that things would get better. Today, I have the joy of serving the Comfort Dog ministry at Peace. It has given me a new purpose and I thank God and the church for this opportunity. I love to go out and tell people of the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ!”