Summer is marked by the celebration of Pentecost and the long season of “ordinary time” that follows. It is a season to celebrate the movement of the Holy Spirit and to watch for that Spirit to shape our lives as disciples. The gift of the Holy Spirit marks the entry point for God to move in ordinary lives to do extraordinary things. Continue reading
The Rev. Virginia “Ginger” Georgulas
January 28, 1935 – June 26, 2011
Pastor Virginia (Ginger) Georgulas died suddenly on Sunday, June 26, 2011. She had previously been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.
Ginger had been a member of the Chapel in the 1980′s and was a strong supporter of justice issues in the church, working very hard for the full inclusion and participation of lgbt people in the ELCA.
She was ordained July 14, 1991 and served in congregational calls at Calvary-by-the-Sea Lutheran, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1991 – 1993; Hope Lutheran, El Sobrante, California, 1993; and Peace Lutheran, San Bruno, California, 1994 – 2001. She also served in the Dallas area of the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Synod at Rejoice, Coppell, as a contract pastor and Walnut Hill, Dallas, TX, under contract to supervise a TEEM candidate. She served on the Bishop’s Convocation Planning Committee and with the Briarwood Board of Directors, which she most recently chaired.
Ginger is survived by her husband, the Rev. Fred Behrmann. Upon her retirement in 2002, she and her husband relocated to Coppell, TX, and became members of Rejoice Lutheran Church, Coppell, TX. A memorial service, giving God thanks for Pastor Georgulas and her ministry, will be held at the time and location noted below. Clergy are invited to vest (green) and process. There will be a reception following the service. Pastor Georgulas’ pastor, The Rev. Phil Geleske of Rejoice, Coppell, TX, will preside.
Condolences may be sent to Ginger’s husband, The Rev. Fred Behrmann, at his home address: 145 Cherrybark Dr., Coppell, TX 75019-3557, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are requested to not send flowers.
Pr. Jeff Johnson
Following actions of our recent Synod Assembly which reflect decisions made by previous assemblies and the synod council over the past three years to utilize a deployed staff model to serve our synod’s ministry, and in keeping with the vision of the Office of the Bishop for the ministry and witness of the Sierra Pacific Synod, qualified rostered leaders are invited to apply for the following two positions:
- Assistant to the Bishop, Sacramento Office. Please click here for a position description, and on the following link for an application.
- Assistant to the Bishop, Bay Area Office. Please click here for a position description, and on the following link for an application.
It is our hope to call individuals who will help fulfill a shared vision for supporting the congregations of our synod as “centers for mission.” We value a diverse and collaborative work environment and are seeking individuals with strong communication and adaptive learning skills who also model a commitment to spiritual disciplines and faithful stewardship.
Please keep this process in your prayers as we journey forward in our commitment to serve the congregations of the Sierra Pacific Synod.