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Pastor Cheryl Griffin

Pastor Cheryl Ann Griffin

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]

“God comes to us, holds us, and won’t let go—ever. This is true when we can’t see it, understand it, accept it or want it. God desires relationship with us so much that he came in the person of Jesus Christ. Guided by the Holy Spirit, I seek to explore with our community what this means for our lives and for our relationships with one another.”

Biography

Pastor Cheryl Ann Griffin thinks God has a sense of humor for leading her into ministry, but she can’t imagine doing anything else!

She is married to J. R. Griffin, who is retired from the Air Force and from Thrivent Financial. Together, they have four adult children: Ben, Michael, Kelly and William. Michael is married to Joanna, and they have two sons, Jonathan and Joshua.  Kelly is married to Peter McCann, and their daughter is EllaGrace.  Haddie Rose is due to arrive in April!  William will be married in August to Erin Cornell.  J.R. and Cheryl have a French Bulldog whose name is Winston.  Contrary to popular belief, Pastor Griffin does like cats.

Pastor Griffin received the BA degree from the College of William and Mary. She worked as an accountant before God led her to the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, where she received her Master of Divinity degree.

In the Virginia Synod, Pastor Griffin is a member of the VA Synod Council and frequently leads small groups at synod youth events.

pastorcg@saintstephenlutheran.net

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