Gary George received a Bachelor of Science in Religion from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE, a Master of Divinity Degree from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Creighton University, Omaha, NE, and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. He was ordained in the ELCA and served a Lutheran parish in the Washington DC synod. He has since transferred his credentials to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Nebraska Region. Gary served as a Lutheran Volunteer at Zacchaeus Medical Clinic in Washington, DC in 1987-88. Following parish ministry he worked at Carpenter’s Shelter for men, women and families in Alexandria, Virginia before returning to Nebraska to serve as the executive director of the Nebraska AIDS Project in the early 90’s. He is a Registered Nurse and worked in the cardiac care unit at Creighton University Medical Center prior to becoming the executive director of Hospice House—The Josie Harper Residence in Omaha, Nebraska when it opened in March, 1998. Gary teaches in the Gerontology and Social Work departments at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and occasionally gets the opportunity to provide pulpit supply in Omaha, Fremont and Council Bluffs area congregations. Gary finds life to be better when he gets to run every day and every so often he trains to run a marathon. He and his partner, Jim Cox, reside in the Minne Lusa neighborhood of North Omaha in a home built in 1919 which they recently renovated. They share their home with a clowder of cats.