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historian , Minister , writer

Geoffrey Gilbert Drutchas, American minister, historian, writer. Achievements include discovery of authenticated artist for Michigan State Capitol rotunda; development of founding of county emergency shelter; authored first extensive history of Sanctity of Life concept in Christian ethics.

Background

Drutchas, Geoffrey Gilbert was born on September 18, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Gilbert Henry and Elaine Marie Drutchas.

Education

Bachelor with high honors, Michigan State University, 1974. Master of Divinity, Harvard University, 1982. Doctor in Ministry in Christian Ethics, Lancaster Theological Seminary, 1996.

Career

Director chaplaincy Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, 1981—1984. Extension minister Harford-York (Pennsylvania) Ministerial Committee, 1984—1988. Senior pastor St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan, since 1988.

Executive director ChristNet Emergency Shelter, 2000—2001. Co-convener economics and clergy conference Lincoln Filene Center for Citizenship, Tufts University, Medford, 1983. Co-convener continental campus ministry conference Unitarian-Universalist Association, Boston, 1984.

Founder, president, consultant ChristNet Emergency Shelter, Taylor, since 1993. Chair Rotating Shelter Roundtable Southeastern Michigan, Detroit, since 2000.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of authenticated artist for Michigan State Capitol rotunda. Development of founding of county emergency shelter. Authored first extensive history of Sanctity of Life concept in Christian ethics.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (book) Is Life Sacred?, 1998 (Reinhold Niebuhr Minister and Scholar award, 1998). Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Chair York County United Way Strengthen the Family Task Force, 1987—1988, Harford County Food and Nutrition Committee, Bel Air, Maryland, 1986—1988. Director Elisabeth Peabody Settlement House, Somerville, Massachusetts. Member of Society Christian Ethics (associate), Harvard Club Eastern Michigan (vice president 1997—2001, president 2001-2003), Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Art and architectural history research, travel.

Connections

Married Eileen Vernor, April 10, 1982. 1 child Griffin Vernor.

father:
Gilbert Henry

mother:
Elaine Marie Drutchas

spouse:
Eileen Vernor

child:
Griffin Vernor Drutchas