Friday, August 10, 2012

Rev. Gordon Kelly Marshall

From West Virginia- Kelly served in our diocese for many years.

The Reverend Gordon Kelly Marshall, 61, died Friday, August 3, in Boardman, Ohio, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He served congregations in Alabama, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio over a 40-year ministry. Throughout his ministry, the Rev. Marshall emphasized the development and revitalization of Christian education programs for all ages. For much of his career, he specialized in guiding congregations in the exploration of innovative models of ministry.

The Rev. Marshall began his career in the United Methodist Church, and in December 2011 he celebrated the 25th anniversary of his ordination in the Episcopal Church. He most recently served in the Diocese of Ohio as the Rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Boardman. Prior to moving to Ohio, he served as the Missioner to the North Central Regional Ministry in the Diocese of West Virginia. While in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, he served as the first Episcopal chaplain of the interfaith Episcopal-Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University and as Assistant Rector at Calvary Episcopal Church. He also taught as an adjunct in the Classics Department at Duquesne University.

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