Kan. Senate Honors Chaplain Ahead Of Retirement

By: AP posted by Carissa Fox
By: AP posted by Carissa Fox

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas Senate has honored its longtime chaplain, who's known for using humor and rhymed verse in his daily prayers.

The Rev. Fred Hollomon, an 86-year-old Southern Baptist minister, plans to retire at the end of the current legislative session from the post he's held for 31 years. The Senate adopted a resolution Monday in his honor.

Hollomon gives the Senate's daily invocations and serves as a spiritual adviser to its members. He served as a pastor for 50 years at eight churches, including congregations in Lawrence, Topeka, and Kansas City, Kan., ending in 2002.

Hollomon served as Senate chaplain from 1979 to 1982 and again from 1985 to the present. He's also published a book of his prayers.

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