Conference communicators tapped to aid in search for missing student

January 26, 2007

Wade Steffey, a cousin of Tita Parham, managing editor of the e-Review Florida United Methodist News Service (and the Rev. Ivan and Debbie Corbin of Trinity United Methodist Church, DeLand, Fla., and grandnephew of the Rev. David and Carole Adams, retired, Florida Conference)  has been missing since Jan. 13. He is a freshman at Purdue University and was last seen on the campus.

Major searches have been conducted by police, FBI and more than 700 volunteers, but Wade’s whereabouts are still unknown. His parents are Dale Steffey and Dawn Adams of Bloomington, Indiana. Parham has distributed information about him through the Florida Conference communications office, and is seeking to get the word out across the denomination.

The family is asking for prayers and help in posting Wade’s missing person poster, which can be found at http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&caseNum=1062122&orgPrefix=NCMA&seqNum=1&caseLang=en_US&searchLang=en_US, at rest stops, hotels, shopping areas and other major public areas. It is possible that he is no longer in the West Lafayette, IN, area, home to Purdue.

Thanks so much for any help you can provide in sharing this through whatever networks you use to share joys and concerns with laity and clergy in your conference.

Submitted by Tita Parham

Tita Parham
Managing Editor, e-Review Florida United Methodist News Service
Florida United Methodist Communications
P.O. Box 3767
Lakeland, FL 33802

800-282-8011 or 863-688-5563, extension 115