Military, First Responders & Veterans

This mission is near and dear to RGPC. We support all who serve, and are serving the USA.

This group is dedicated to creating an online community for all active military, veterans, first responders and their families. group has a language and experience all of its own and we are dedicated to giving you a space and place in which to interact and engage with others who know that life.

We also seek to support the families of all those who have served, as well. We welcome you here to your very own community. Thank you Jesus for every soldier & first responder protecting & serving us through this night. Like warm covers in the cold, blanket them in your love & our prayers of gratitude.

Rosedale Gardens became a “Military Caring Congregation” through Military Caring Network, USA. As a congregation, we expanded our ministry of serving those who serve to include first responders and families of both military and first responders.

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2020 Memorial Day Video



We are recognizing Kay Propst, a Registered Nurse, as our First Responder of the Month for June. Patricia ‘Kay’ Propst has been a Registered Nurse for 40+ years. Kay was born and grew up in Charleston, WV with her two brothers. Kay and Doug were married in 1965 at Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church in Charleston, and have lived in a variety of places over the years, including Charleston and Barboursville, WV; Clearfield and Altoona, PA; Greensboro, NC; and finally in Livonia, MI. Kay attended Penn State University and obtained her diploma from Altoona Hospital School of Nursing in Pennsylvania in 1981. The family then moved to Barboursville, WV, where Kay worked in Maternal-Child Nursing at Cabell Huntington Hospital for 20 years while, at the same time, working towards her BSN at West Virginia University, which she received in 1997.

Kay then worked with the State of WV Dept. of Health & Human Services for the next 20 years as the Director of Nursing for the Children with Special Health Care Needs Program. While in West Virginia, in conjunction with the First Presbyterian Church in Charleston and the Presbytery of West Virginia, Kay completed a two-year Parish Nurse training course and began providing health services to both church members and the public through community health fairs, etc. In this capacity, Kay took part in a 2-week mission trip to a Peruvian orphanage, helping to build a new kitchen and updating classrooms for local children, as well as providing much-needed medical supplies.

Kay also served on the WV Spina Bifida Camp Assoc. Board for 15 years, where she served as Medical Service Director for the camp, recruiting volunteer nurses and physicians to support the camp. Kay and Doug then moved to Livonia, joining Rosedale Gardens in 2019. Kay and Doug’s family includes their son Brian, who lives in West Virginia, and their daughter Bethe, who lives in Livonia and is a member of RGPC. Kay is also Grami K to four grown grandchildren. Kay currently works for Henry Ford Health’s Public Health Division on a research study related to moms and babies.

Kay grew up Presbyterian. She has served in many capacities over the years: Deacon, Elder, Organist, Pianist, and Handbell Ringer. Kay has taught Sunday School and Bible School and, with Doug, has served as co-junior/senior high school youth leaders. Kay has also volunteered in the church preschool and as a substitute church secretary.

She and her daughter Bethe organized a children’s choir in Barboursville, WV, teaching ASL to the children so they could both sing and sign their songs. Kay has also served as a volunteer nurse for the Presbytery of WV summer youth camps.

We at Rosedale Gardens would like to honor and express our sincere thanks to Kay and her family for her extraordinary contribution to the health and human services of the communities in which she has served.