Rev. Chris Glod was called on December 11, 2016 to a two-year term call to serve as Trinity’s part-time Pastor for Visitation. “Pastor Chris” visits Trinity disciples in homes, hospitals and in nursing facilities.
Born and raised in Southwest Philadelphia in a Roman Catholic family, Pastor Glod has a lengthy portfolio of service in the fields of education and chaplaincy, including working with several hospice care initiatives.
Pastor Chris has a lengthy academic history which includes a B.A. in English and Elementary Education, M.A. in Religious Studies and a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care. Pastor Chris pursued chaplain training through the clinical pastoral education programs at Saint Mary’s Medical Hospital, Jeanes Hospital, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and Jefferson Hospital. She earned degrees in English and Elementary Education at Immaculata University.
From 1976 – 1997 Pastor Chris was a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary a religious community affiliated with Immaculata College. While in community, she was assigned to teach in elementary schools along the east coast. In March of 1997 Pastor Chris left the community because she felt that God was calling her to serve Him outside of religious life and in the end, Catholicism.
She began to feel drawn to the Lutheran Church 12 years ago and has never looked back. “The Roman Catholic Church hydrated my spirituality while the Lutheran Church feeds my spirituality.” Martin Luther’s three solas: Faith alone, Grace alone, and Scripture alone have become a spiritual compass that draws her to Christ in order to bring Christ to others. “I do believe that it is grace alone that enables me to believe in God and that sets the stage for me being able to respond to God’s love and mercy in my daily life.” “I often pray for the grace to want God’s grace. It’s that simple.”
Over the past ten years Pastor Chris has worked as a hospice chaplain and has conducted over 150 bereavement support groups. As a hospice chaplain she provided spiritual and emotional support to patients and families throughout Montgomery County, Delaware County and Philadelphia, PA.
“Serving God and God’s people at Trinity Lansdale is a sacred ministry.” I am humbled and blessed.