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Bob Koehler Selected as Cypress Volunteer of the Year

Cypress resident Bob Koehler received the “Volunteer of the Year” Award from the Cypress Recreation and Community Services Commission in a ceremony held at the Community Center on April 17th. Grace Lee of Cypress High was also honored with the Youth Volunteer Award.

Koehler has lived in Cypress since 1996 and attends Cypress Church along with His wife Jean. He has been active in community outreach activities and also assists with public relations by writing press releases and managing social media accounts and blogs for Cypress Church. He is currently the local class coordinator for Financial Peace University.

Bob has also been an active volunteer with the Cypress Community Festival. He maintains the Festival website and their Facebook and Twitter pages. Bob’s news articles have appeared frequently in the News- Enterprise and Event newspapers. He is a Veteran of the United States Navy, a recipient of the Bronze Star and has been a harbor pilot in the Port of Long Beach for the past 31 years. He is known as “Captain Bob” to many of his fellow volunteers.

Grace Lee has been a volunteer with the Cypress Youth Action Committee. She is a junior at Cypress High where she is a journalist and has written articles for the Cypress Event News.

The awards were presented by Kelly Benson, the Chair of the Recreation and Community Services Commission. Commission members, community volunteers, friends and family were in attendance. In his acceptance remarks Koehler commented: “Jesus taught that it is more blessed to give than to receive and what we have here is a room full of givers.”  Information about Cypress Church is available online at: The Cypress Community Festival site is located at:

Photo Caption: Bob Koehler received the 2012 Cypress Volunteer of the Year Award from Recreation Commission Chair Kelly Benson.

Financial Peace Classes Start at Cypress Church on April 15th

Are you concerned about your financial future? Do you have a plan to pay for “emergency” expenses? Are you saving money for retirement? Cypress Church will be offering money management classes that address these issues starting April 15th. The first session is free to prospective students.
The 13 week program, Financial Peace University (FPU), is taught by radio talk show host and best selling author Dave Ramsey. FPU has helped more than one million families nationwide learn how to save for unexpected expenses, pay off debt and invest for future needs like education and retirement.
According to volunteer class coordinator Bob Koehler: “These classes will help you gain control over your finances so that that the lack of money will not control you. The average family that completes the program pays off more than $5,000 in debt and saves more than $2,500 in the first 91 days. Many are completely out of debt except for their mortgage in just 18 to 24 months.”
Each class session begins with video teaching from Dave Ramsey. Then there is a time for interactive discussions, budget planning and progress reports. Topics covered include: saving for emergencies, budgeting, relationship and money issues, buying big bargains, getting out of debt, understanding investments, understanding insurance, retirement and college planning, buyer beware. real estate mortgages, careers and extra jobs.
Classes will be held at the Cypress Church main campus located at 6143 Ball Road in Cypress just east of Valley View and are open to the community. Each family or individual participating in the class needs a membership kit which costs $89.00. The kit includes a lifetime husband/wife membership, textbook, workbook, budgeting forms, envelope system, audio cds and access to online tools. The lifetime membership allows participants to attend any FPU class at any time for a refresher course.
Information about Financial Peace University is available from class coordinator Bob Koehler at (310) 508-7909 or email: Online registration is available at the following link:

Photo Caption: Bob Koehler will be coordinating the Financial Peace University classes at Cypress Church beginning on April 15th at 1:00 p.m.