We became friends because we were colleagues in the same group. It was a bunch of pastors from the same area of the state. We got together once a month for food and conversation and enjoyed the professional and collegial stimulation.
He was pastor for a church that eventually had some internal problems, and the church had a terrible split which created two churches. He left with the group that split away, and also left our group. He disappeared, and we didn’t see him after that.