Gerry was honored for his many years of faithful service, which continued in spite of his own battle with illness. His colleagues have commented on the strength he showed, never missing a day of work until his last two weeks.
Gerry’s pastor, Ramon Ulangca says of Gerry, "Gerry's legacy of service in the Rocky Mountain Conference was one of total commitment and sacrifice for the cause of Christ and the welfare of His church. His quiet demeanor masked a steely resolve based on clear convictions that consistently guided every decision he made. As a pastoral colleague and friend, I will always cherish the memory of his unwavering support and wise encouragement of my ministry."
Gerry’s passing was a great loss for the staff of the Rocky Mountain Conference and an even greater loss for his family. Our prayers continue for those who survive him; his mother, Margaret Chapman; wife, Pat Chapman; daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Eric Bishop; son and daughter-in-law Patrick and Emily Chapman; and grandchildren Ava, Olivia and Allison.
Barbara Parrott is serving as interim director of Trust Services until a new director is appointed.