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The Reverend David A. B. Rike was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio and earned his Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, PA (2001). David also holds a Bachelor of Music from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH (1997).
Rev. Rike was ordained in 2002 and is currently serving in his second church. He also served as Church Organist in three Lutheran Congregations while at Bowling Green (1993-1996).
Rev. Rike's wife, Tonya, has a Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, PA and is currently a teacher at a Montessori school. They have two children Cecilia and Sophia.
Our new baptismal bowl was created for us in March 2015 by glass artist Gretchen Lapp Hamlin of Skaneateles, NY (Syracuse area). It was dedicated on Easter Sunday just prior to the “Thanksgiving for Baptism.” This hand-crafted work of art utilizes layers of clear and frosted flat glass carefully combined to create the kiln-formed bowl. The water in the bowl now beautifully extends higher than the wooden base of our font and can be seen by all. To see this piece and others glass items, please visit www.hamlinglass.com.
Trinity Women Donate to Grace House
The women of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Smyrna Beach recently made 32 baby quilts for Grace House Pregnancy Center in Edgewater, DeLand and Daytona. Funds for this project were provided through Thrivent Financial Group. Pictured are: (seated) Mary Mathews; (middle from left) Pam Chaffee, Linda Muchow, Merry Parker and Betty Still; (back) Karen Beiersdorf, Judy Dreesbaugh, and Else Abel.