From My Desk to Yours

From My Desk to Yours: Condolences and Transitions

ULS President’s Newsletter | Spring Term 2018-19

Volume II, Issue 5


For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39 (NRSV)

This past Sunday, I was blessed to worship with the people of Christ Lutheran Church )in the Inner Harbor, Baltimore). While there, I learned that, Roy “Jack” Phillips, the spouse of ULS student Marlene Philips, had passed away on Feb. 16, 2019. ULS community members who wish to offer their support to Marlene may do so at McCully-Polyniak Funeral Home, 3204 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD, on Thursday Feb. 21, 2019 from 4–8 p.m. and on Friday February 22, 2019 from 10 a.m.— noon. A funeral service will  follow. Send cards, condolences, and written notes of encouragement to Marlene at 1232 Hillside Road #8 Pasadena, MD 21122. More details are available here.

In addition, I have learned that another ULS student, Scott Brubaker, suffered the loss of his mother Etta B. Holsinger. Send your written condolences and well-wishes to Scott and his family at 236 New Haven Drive, Lititz, PA 17543. A memorial service was held today at Mellingers Lutheran Church in Stevens Park, Schoeneck, PA. More details are available here.

Rest eternal grant them, O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon them.

Transitions & Announcements

This week we announce the departure of Chief Financial Officer Scott Ganley. We are grateful to Scott for his years of service in this capacity and wish him well with future endeavors.

We welcome Rev. Dr. Marty Stevens, who will assume the role of interim Chief Financial Officer, based on the ULS Gettysburg campus. Rev. Dr. Stevens brings with her a comprehensive understanding of the seminary as a church institution, and we look forward to her helping us all in our mission of unifying, learning, and serving, and also in becoming better stewards of the precious resources here at United Lutheran Seminary, namely our time, possessions, and relationships, which are indeed signs of God’s presence in our midst.

Gracious God, with each passing day You call us to be faithful witnesses to your Gospel made perfect in Jesus Christ. Help us to love as you would have us love one another during times of grief and transition, that all who are in need might know the comforting presence of Your Holy Spirit, for it is in You that we live and breathe.

Amen.

God’s Peace be with you.

Richard Green
Interim President
United Lutheran Seminary