August 2019

ANNOUNCING: THE NEWLY-ESTABLISHED
JIM & PAULA BICKEL OFH BIKE RIDE SCHOLARSHIP FUND!

This new fund is designated to support kids and families from Outreach for Hope-funded ministry churches by covering the costs of their participation in the bike ride. Many thanks to Jim and Paula’s generosity and commitment to Outreach for Hope and the Family Bike Ride!! We hope you will join them by making a special gift to ensure that our ministry partners can have a presence at all three bike ride locations.

Follow this link to make and direct your gift (through the drop down designation under “Please choose where to designate your gift.”)

Rev. Jim Bickel served as Executive Director of Outreach for Hope from the fall of 2009 until the end of 2017. He was installed to that position after serving a long tenure as a parish pastor in the Greater Milwaukee Synod since the synod’s inception in 1988. Under Jim’s leadership, the Outreach for Hope Bike Ride has grown into an annual event (now held in three Southeastern Wisconsin locations) which is the single biggest source of revenue funding Outreach for Hope and helping to make possible our support of over twenty ministries throughout impoverished areas in Milwaukee, Racine & Kenosha.