The Rev. Renée Gilliard Griffin will mark her 10th anniversary as pastor of Wentz Memorial Congregational United Church of Christ, 3435 Carver School Rd., on Sunday, Nov. 24 during the 11 a.m. morning worship service.
Rev. Craig Schaub, pastor of Parkway United Church of Christ, will be the guest speaker. Following the worship service, the celebration will continue with a reception in the Fellowship Hall. The public is invited to share in this momentous occasion.
Griffin, who resides in Greensboro, was installed as the first female pastor of Wentz on Nov. 23,
2003. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton, where she received a BS degree in electrical engineering in 1985. After her graduation, Griffin worked as a development engineer for Honeywell, Inc.
In 1988, she relocated to Richmond, Va., to attend the School of Theology at Virginia Union University, where she earned the Master of Divinity degree. She received a MA degree in Christian education from the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in 1992.
In 1997, Griffin and her family relocated to Greensboro, where her husband, the Rev. Eric Griffin, was called to become pastor of St. Stephen United Church of Christ. She served as youth minister there until accepting the call at Wentz. The couple has two children – Chloe Noel and Eric “Ricky” Jr.