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Linda J. Gesling Edit Profile

educator , religious organization administrator

Linda J. Gesling, religious organization administrator, educator. Certified elder's orders Wisconsin Annual Conference - United Methodist Church, 1979. Chair Minnesota United Methodist Board Church and Society, Minneapolis, 2004—2010; board member Fellowship Reconciliation, Nyack, 1982—1989, Emman Norton Services, St. Paul, 2010—2010.

Background

Gesling, Linda J. was born on May 4, 1952 in Mount Ayr, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Richard Clark and Bonnie Lou Gesling.

Education

Bachelor, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 1973. Master of Divinity, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, Evanston, 1996.

Career

Program director Minnesota Fellowship Reconciliation, Minneapolis, 1982—1989. Campus minister United Ministries-Minnesota, St. Cloud, 1989—1993. Adjunct instructor St. Cloud State University, 1993—2001, United Theological Seminary, New Brighton, since 1997.

Director church relations Hamline University, St. Paul, since 2001. National chairperosn Fellowship Reconciliation, Nyack, New York, 1990—1991.

Achievements

  • Certified elder's orders Wisconsin Annual Conference - United Methodist Church, 1979.

Religion

The ultimate goal to be attained is not only to be saved from something. The purpose God has is to be saved to something.

Politics

When peaceful alternatives to resolve the conflict failed, the use of force may be the only option to check aggression or genocide.

Views

All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.

Membership

Chair Minnesota United Methodist Board Church and Society, Minneapolis, 2004—2010. Board member Fellowship Reconciliation, Nyack, 1982—1989, Emman Norton Services, St. Paul, 2010—2010.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis, needlecrafts.

Connections

Married Steven Kenneth Ozanne, August 18, 1973. Children: Jonathan Ross Ozanne, Jefrrey Steven Ozanne, Abigail Joyce Ozanne, Justin Richard Ozanne.

father:
Richard Clark

mother:
Bonnie Lou Gesling

spouse:
Steven Kenneth Ozanne

child:
Jonathan Ross Ozanne Gesling

child:
Jefrrey Steven Ozanne Gesling

child:
Abigail Joyce Ozanne Gesling

child:
Justin Richard Ozanne Gesling