We had a luncheon today [Oct. 24] to thank Deacon George and Barbara. Everyone stayed in character, and a presentation was made on behalf of all of you to this remarkable man, to whom I owe so very much. Shown here telling one of his stories to Canon Kitch, George filled the afternoon with personal and vocational memories that are not duplicated anywhere!
Over the four-plus decades of his ministry, Deacon George has set a high standard of selfless service, creativity, and maintenance of unique selfhood among us. He has served the diocese in many capacities, and still may be found reading evening prayer at Trinity, Lansford, on stated occasions.
I discuss George at more length in my convention address, which you will see soon in Diocesan Life, and there is a beautiful resolution honoring him, adopted with a standing ovation by our convention.
George will have successors but will never be replaced. I thank God for him.