Paul Enyart, who moved to Greenfield in 1988, has provided comfort and counseling to many families in Hancock County. He is a former pastor of Greenfield Friends Church. For the past 15 years, Enyart has served as a chaplain at Hancock Regional Hospital. On Friday, staff and friends honored Enyart upon his retirement. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
GREENFIELD — If one had to pick a word to capture a man’s essence – admittedly a wholly deficient and arguably unattainable enterprise – Paul Enyart’s word would undoubtedly be “steady.”
For 25 years in Hancock County, Enyart has pastored churches, comforted grieving families, counseled those about to be married, made hospital rounds and been an ambassador in this world to those crossing over to the next.
A steady presence where only a steady presence will do.
The son of missionary parents who grew up in South America, Enyart came to Greenfield in 1988, became the pastor of Greenfield Friends Church and then made a ministry of being a steady friend to the county, regardless of denomination, regardless, for that matter, of whether he was helping the faithful or the faithless.
Today marks Enyart’s 15-year anniversary as a chaplain at Hancock Regional Hospital, and Friday staff and friends gathered to recognize Enyart as he steps away from that role.