Lorrin’s Talk: Resurrection Hope: Church Closure and a Faithful Future
Rev. Lorrin Radzik is an ordained United Methodist Elder serving Rockport United Methodist Church in Rocky River, Ohio. Born and raised in northeast Ohio, Lorrin earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Baldwin Wallace University before heading to seminary, where she earned her Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology. She is currently pursuing certification as a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. Lorrin is married to the Rev. David Radzik, an ordained Priest in the Episcopal Church, who serves in Berea, Ohio. Together, they enjoy delighting in their daughter, spoiling their fluffy dog Becket, reading, and spending time in nature.
During her ministry, Lorrin has walked with two different congregations throughout the process of discussion and faithful conclusion of their ministry. Throughout the complex and difficult journey with each congregation, Lorrin discovered the church’s need and God’s call for her to teach others about the faithful conclusion of ministry and stewardship at the end of a congregation’s life. She firmly believes that faithful stewardship of all our churches and their resources will allow us to embody resurrection hope in the church and give new life to the gifts from all our congregations.