WELCOMING REVEREND ROBERT WAGENSEIL; Congressional Record Vol. 159, No. 102
(House of Representatives - July 17, 2013)

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                  WELCOMING REVEREND ROBERT WAGENSEIL

  The SPEAKER. Without objection, the gentleman from Florida (Mr. 
Young) is recognized for 1 minute.
  There was no objection.
  Mr. YOUNG of Florida. Mr. Speaker, it is a great honor to introduce 
to the House our guest chaplain today, Father Bob Wagenseil, the pastor 
of Calvary Episcopal Church in the beautiful town of Indian Rocks 
Beach, Florida.
  Father Bob, as he is affectionately known, is a dear friend and a 
beloved member of our community. He was ordained in May of 1981 and 
spent most of his 14 years serving churches in Long Island and New York 
City. By 1993, he was appointed archdeacon of Queens.
  To our good fortune in Florida, he was asked to come to Calvary 
Episcopal in 1995, and it has been a true love affair ever since. In 
addition to serving the church, which just celebrated its 50th 
anniversary, Father Bob and his wife, Patricia, or PT as she is known, 
have served our community in many special ways.
  He serves as chaplain of the Suncoast Fire and Rescue, where he is 
also a volunteer firefighter. He helped develop a computer learning 
center at the church, a critically important food pantry, and nearest 
and dearest to his heart, a community sailing program for the youth of 
the church and the local community.
  Father Bob will retire from Calvary on September 15 of this year 
after 18 years of service to the church and 34 years to the priesthood. 
He and PT, who have been married for 35 years, will remain active 
members of our community and dear friends to the thousands and 
thousands of people whose lives they have touched, including 
Congressman Bill Young and his wife, Beverly, and our two sons, Patrick 
and Billy.
  Please join me in welcoming Father Bob Wagenseil and PT to the House 
today.

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