Updated Report on President Jules Glanzer’s Health

Feel free to check back to this webpage for updates on Dr. Glanzer, as new information will be added on a regular basis.  Thanks for your earnest prayers.

January 26, 2021

Update from Tabor Board Chair, Susan Koslowsky

We are grateful to God for His healing in President Glanzer’s life! Jules has cautiously approached his return to work plans, and in consultation with his physician, is ready to resume full responsibilities as the President of the College, beginning February 1st. He will ease back into the role as his energy level allows, and will balance his responsibilities utilizing online and telephone communication and on campus/in person visits as appropriate and required.

We also want to express our sincere thanks to Rusty Allen who stepped into the Acting President role so capably. His command of the operations of the college, gave the Board of Directors and Jules confidence that Tabor could continue to serve our students and constituents well, during this time of healing.

We covet your continued prayers for Jules as he returns to his duties, and wish him God’s richest blessings as he transitions to retirement.

Gratefulness Expressed from the Glanzers

Peg and I thank the entire Tabor community for your prayers, emails, texts, phone calls, cards, flowers, and the many acts of kindness and support. We are especially thankful for Dr. William Loewen and all the medical professionals who have cared for me during this time. A special thanks to Rusty Allen and the entire Executive Team for their leadership service during my absence. And to our Board Chair, Susan Koslowsky for all the extra time and effort she gave while I was absent. May God’s blessing rest on each of you.

January 17, 2021

Jules and Peg are thankful to the Lord for His healing in Jules’ body, the prayers of the people for his recovery, and the medical professionals who have cared for him. They are thankful for the progress that was experienced this past week. Jules is off supplemental oxygen. Home Health is schedule to discontinue this week. Muscle strength is slowly returning. Conversations are being had regarding assuming presidential responsibilities soon. 

January 8, 2021

Jules and Peg are so thankful for the progress Jules is making towards a complete recovery. The challenge is knowing when to push and when to let time and rest provide healing. His mind is ready to fully engage but his body is not. Jules still needs supplemental oxygen. Building up muscle strength that was lost during his stay in the hospital is an additional challenge.

Jules and Peg are so thankful for your continued prayers. From Jules and Peg: “The prayers of the people, the wisdom and care of the medical professionals, the various medication therapies, and the healing hand of God are all at work bringing healing, restoration and recovery to my body and soul. The many acts of kindness by so many have given us great encouragement. We are full of hope, contentment, and thanksgiving. We recognize that my battle with COVID will be a journey that will alter our way of life. We have always desired to live a God-arranged life. My battle with COVID is preparing Peg and I to continue to live a God-arranged life in retirement.

We have not struggled with discouragement. We are finding great encouragement in the Psalms. The rawness and honesty of the Psalms coupled with the assurance of the Lord’s engagement in our lives gives us daily hope and joy. We continually are experiencing Jehovah Jira: the Lord our provider and Jehovah Rapha: the Lord our healer.” 

No date has been set for Jules’ return to assume the responsibilities of the president of the college.

December 31, 2020

An Open letter to the Tabor Community
From Jules and Peg Glanzer

Dear Tabor Community,

As we say good bye to 2020 and enter 2021, one word describes our thinking and feeling. Thankful. We are thankful for each of you and your many prayers for us during Jules’ COVID battle. Your texts, emails, cards, calls, flowers, gifts, words of encouragement and acts of kindness encouraged and deeply moved us. We are thankful for your love. We are thankful for the wisdom and care of the many medical professionals that valiantly fought with me at the most crucial times. These folks are giving their all. We are thankful for the various drug therapies that were used to combat the virus. Above all, we are thankful for the healing hand of the Lord Jesus. He is the one that heals. Many of the medical professional readily recognize that their work is in tandem with the great physician. And we are thankful to the sovereign Lord, who’s ways we do not understand, saw fit to grant Jules more time on this earth to serve Him, and for that we are very thankful.

At this time, after 31 days in the hospital (14 in ICU), Jules is in home care and the doctors are pleased with his recovery process. Time and rest are what is most helpful in the recovery process. During this time we are making our home in Wichita at our retirement place because of the lack of steps, easy access, and close by for medical appointments. Jules’ return to assuming the duties of the president are expected some time in January as determined by his doctors.

Throughout this battle, the Psalms have been our mainstay. Each day, Psalm after Psalm spoke to our need, gave us hope, motivated us to meet the challenges, and peace in the midst of the battle. As we continue the recovery process, Psalm 121 is guiding us on the journey. The Lord is with us. We have also realized that this quote by Melody Godfred, that went viral on social media, describes the year best. “I thought the year 2020 would be the year I got everything I wanted. Now I know that 2020 is the year I appreciate everything I have.”

At this point I am not telling the world about my COVID experiences. However, I have decided to share my experiences with those that want to know more about them in personal conversations. You ask and I will gladly share.

Again, our sincere thanks for your love, encouragement, and prayers. We ask for your continued prayers as we go through the recovery phase. The doctors expect a complete recovery, but in COVID world, there is no guarantee. Our hope still rests in the Lord himself and his healing. We ask you pray with us to that end.

Happy New Year!

With thankfulness,

Jules and Peg Glanzer

December 28, 2020

President Glanzer was released from the hospital this afternoon and has transitioned to home health care.

The doctors are optimistic for a complete recovery.  Time and rest are critical to the healing process.  In light of this reality, President Glanzer respectfully requests no in person visitors at this time.  

President Glanzer and Peg are appreciative of the ongoing love, care and support from the Tabor community.  They are deeply thankful for our prayers, the medical professionals and the healing hand of God.

December 23, 2020

Dr. Glanzer reported yesterday that his oxygen levels have improved and strength is returning. Jules and Peg got to go on a walk and get some fresh air, which was the first time in 25 days that he was able to be outdoors.  Jules expressed that his heart was full of praise and thanksgiving. 

The recovery process will be a hard road and the timeline is a bit unpredictable.  Jules is praying that Jesus would intervene, and continue the natural healing process and heal his lungs.  Continued prayers are requested to join him in this prayer.

December 18, 2020

President Glanzer and Peg are so thankful for the prayers and love from the people. The most recent medical tests indicate that President Glanzer’s lungs have significant damage from the virus.
The good news is that lungs heal themselves but do so slowly over time. Transitioning to home care will be determined as healing takes place.

We ask for your continued prayers and that God would intervene and bring healing quickly to President Glanzer’s lungs.

December 16, 2020

President Glanzer remains in the hospital while his lungs recover from the coronavirus. Please continue to pray for healing and restoration of his lungs. The Tabor family appreciates your daily intercessory prayers for Jules and Peg.

December 14, 2020

“Peg and I are full of thanksgiving for your love, kindness and prayers. I am on the road to recovery but the timeline is unknown. The evaluation of the strength and capacity of my lungs revealed that they are not yet ready for home care. I will remain in the hospital for the time being. Targets have been set and I am working towards transitioning as soon as safe. 

Jesus is giving me a peace beyond understanding and a thankfulness that is so gratifying. Now more than ever, living a God-arranged life is the only way to live. As my journey unfolds, I travel it with joy, trust, and peace. Psalm 121 is my travel companion. 

I ask for your continued prayers for recovery, healing, and restoration of my lungs. Only our Great Physician can heal and restore.” 

President Jules and Peg Glanzer 

December 11, 2020

Jules and Peg are thankful for the wisdom and skill of the many medical professionals, the therapeutic medications, the prayers of the people, the gracious hand of God, and the love, support, and care of the Tabor community.

Today, Friday, President Glanzer was moved from ICU to a regular room in the hospital. This is a major step on the road to full recovery. Please continue to pray for complete healing of the lungs. The path ahead has its challenges. Our hope and trust is in the Lord Jesus, the one who heals.

December 9, 2020

Jules is improving and progressing. This is good news. However, his lungs continue to refuse to absorb the needed oxygen. Therefore, he remains in ICU for close monitoring. Pray that this condition would change.

The Glanzers are grateful to the nurses who work so hard at caring and the doctors making decisions for the benefit of patients who are so sick.  Please add them to your prayers as well.

Jules and Peg take comfort in the fact that our hope for healing is in our Lord Jesus, the one who is the great physician.

Going forward, we are planning to send a website update every 4-5 days.  If there is any significant change in between updates, that information will be provided right away.   

December 6, 2020

Peg and Jules thank you for your continued prayers. President Glanzer is still in ICU receiving close monitoring and therapeutic treatment. The doctor’s report was cautiously positive today. Lungs are clear but stiff and not yet holding oxygen. Jules is following the therapy but knows that only God can bring the needed healing and restoration. Continue to pray for recovery and restoration. Pray for strength for the journey.

December 2, 2020

President Jules Glanzer has made progress in his recovery today. The doctor has indicated today (Wednesday) that the virus is no longer active in his body; however, his lungs need healing, which will take some time.

Jules, and his wife, Peg, report how much they appreciate the prayers and the many encouragements. They praise God for his goodness to them.

Please continue to pray that Jules will not need any intubation oxygen support. Also, ask the Lord for him to have perseverance, and pray against any discouragement.

Continue to check on his status here as updates will continue every few days.

December 1, 2020

Dr. Glanzer has made progress since the initial announcement of his hospitalization.  He remains in ICU but the pulmonologist noted that his lungs have shown some improvement.  Jules was able to be on nasal oxygen yesterday.  He has regained an appetite and is in good spirits. 

We praise God for these positive signs.  We know many people are praying for Jules’ healing and strength.  Please continue to remember he and his wife, Peg, during these challenging days.