facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Father, daughter ordained together

Sept. 11, 2008 at 2:20 PM   |   Comments

ZELIENOPLE, Pa., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A father and daughter were ordained together as Presbyterian ministers in a ceremony in western Pennsylvania.

Stephen Cramer was inspired to enter seminary partly because of his daughter's decision to enter the ministry, originally planning to get a Master's degree that would not have prepared him for ordination, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. He ended up entering two years before Eliza Cramer and graduating a year earlier.

"This is an answer to prayer," Cramer said after the ordination Saturday at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Zelienople, their family church.

Cramer is to be pastor of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church in Pine, Pa. Eliza Cramer is assistant pastor at John Calvin Presbyterian Church in Pine.

For Cramer, 56, the road to seminary was a long one. He dropped out of college after his freshman year and then received a degree in 2000 after years of part-time study.

Eliza Cramer began feeling a pull to the ministry while she was in college.

While they were in seminary, father and daughter critiqued each other's papers, a habit they still keep up.

"I don't preach a sermon until I have my dad read it," Eliza Cramer said.

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Piglet born with 'elephant trunk' in China Piglet born with 'elephant trunk' in China
2
Watch: TV weatherman struggles with playful dog Watch: TV weatherman struggles with playful dog
3
Ohio State's marching band performs classic rock halftime show Ohio State's marching band performs classic rock halftime show
4
'Flying man' reported by airplane crew 'Flying man' reported by airplane crew
5
Chili's worker fired over shirtless kitchen pics Chili's worker fired over shirtless kitchen pics
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback