Mr. Grose married his college sweetheart and went on to father five children. He served in various churches for several years. Eventually being elected to serve as president of the DePauw University in Indiana. His service there brought stability and financial strength to the school.
After serving there for 11 years he accepted a position as Bishop Missionary to the church in China. A missionary bishop was appointed to oversee churches not already organized under a bishop. For more on what a missionary bishop is see this link.