Parish Associate Rev. Linda Chase

What did I do in my 42 years of ordained ministry?

– Was a deacon and elder prior to going to seminary; – Graduated from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary where I met my husband, Doug; – After graduation I was invited to stay on at the seminary as an instructor and Director of Field Ed; – We relocated to Western NY where I accepted a pt position as pastor of a small church in a small town where for 8 years I was shaped into being a pastor by a wonderful congregation; – I discovered I preferred to be on a church staff when for 18 months I was associate pastor (pt) for a 1500 member church in the home town of the Buffalo Bills. Go Bills! Super Bowl this year??? – We moved to Brick, NJ when my husband was invited to become head of staff at Brick Presbyterian Church. Imagine my surprise when out of the blue I was invited to become a pt associate pastor at St Mary’s By the Sea Episcopal Church. God does have a sense of humor! I spent 15 wonderful years there, ministering and learning all things Episcopal such as the word aspergillum. I simply called it the water flingy thingy and I loved using it!!! – Following my retirement from St Mary’s I was surprised again to be invited to become the pt associate at PPPC where I spent another 8 happy years. Finally in 2018 I retired, retired. – My 42 years in ministry were a blessing to me and I continue to be blessed to be able to do what I love. Serving God by serving others. I am also blessed to be a part of two loving faith communities who just happen to be across the street from each other!