INDIANAPOLIS – The 2014 Indiana Annual Conference Session presented the Conference Cane Friday morning, May 30, to the Rev. Glenn Harold Kaetzel, 99, of Wadesville, Ind. The cane is presented to the oldest-known living Elder of the conference.

The cane was previously held by the Rev. George Dinwiddie of LaGrange, who died Feb. 27 of this year.

Kaetzel entered ministry as a probationary (now called provisional) Elder in Indiana in 1939 and became a full Elder in 1944. He served churches in Indiana at Gosport, Connersville East Side, Corydon, Blue Grass, McCutchanville, Tell City, Evansville Simpson and Linton First UMCs. He retired in 1980. He also is the father of retired Elder, the Rev. Steve Kaetzel of Columbus, Ind.