The Revd Ruth Lichtenberger

March 23 2016The Revd Ruth Eileen Lichtenberger died in the early hours of Tuesday morning, 8 March.  She had been treated for cancer of the spine over the past four years. 

Ruth was born in New York State, studied nursing and theology in New York and then for many years served as International Director of Nurses Christian Fellowship, travelling widely throughout the world. 

Ruth was ordained in the United Kingdom in 1996, and served in parish ministry in the UK and the Middle East.

Ruth joined the Parish of Glen Waverley in 2008 when she came to Australia from the UK to retire.  The Vicar encouraged her to seek the Archbishop’s Permission to Officiate and this was granted in May of that year. She volunteered her time in ministry, faithfully caring for the Wednesday congregation, as well as involvement in the wider life of the church.

A service of Thanksgiving for Ruth’s life and ministry was conducted as part of the Wednesday service at St Barnabas, Glen Waverley, on 16 March at 10 am.

We give thanks to God for the life and ministry of the Revd Ruth Lichtenberger.

May she rest in peace.