The Rev. David S. Blanchard begins his 30th year in ministry this fall. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, David spent those three years of study also working with the First Church in Belmont. Future ministries took him to Lexington KY, Syracuse NY, Canton NY, and Rochester NY. He is the proud papa of two daughters, Julia and Emily, who are now married and launched on lives of their own. The author of “A Temporary State of Grace,” David’s words have often been published in denominational collections.