Fourth Lenten Luncheon to focus on ‘Death and Renewal’
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Reverend Gary Conklin
Reverend Gary Conklin
“Death and Renewal” is the title of the Reverend Gary Conklin’s presentation for the fourth program in the Margaret Moser Memorial Lenten Luncheon series at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church next Tuesday, March 19.

Lunch will be served by the women of Faith Lutheran Church from 11:30 a.m. until noon, with the program beginning by 12:05 and ending by 1 p.m. The cost is $7 per program.

Reservations should be made by calling the St. Philip’s office at 358-2730 by Friday afternoon, March 15, if at all possible. Those missing that deadline may still make a reservation, if space is still available, by leaving a message on the answering machine or calling the church office before 10 a.m. on Monday morning, March 18. Those with reservations for the series will be automatically renewed.

A cradle Lutheran, Conklin was born and raised in Corpus Christi. After early retirement from his first career as a juvenile probation officer, he decided to embark on the ministerial career he had felt called to do most of his life. He graduated from the Lutheran Seminary Program of the Southwest in Austin in May of 2012.

After receiving his BS in criminology and corrections from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville Texas in May, 1978, Conklin worked as a probation officer in Houston and Corpus Christi.

During his seminary training, he served churches in Mathis, Tynan and Beeville. He was ordained in June of 2012, called to serve as pastor of Faith Lutheran Church and installed July 1, 2012.

Conklin is married and has four children. He enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife Gracie spend much of their free time supporting their two children still at home in their sporting adventures, playing taxi and attending games.

Conklin is involved in Habitat for Humanity and the Beeville Ministerial Alliance. He loves both his families – his own and his church – very much and does not see either calling as work but gifts from God. He loves Beeville and feels very blessed to be serving here.
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