Ordination of Gary Strichartz
Gary Strichartz, PhD, MDiv is excited to be ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister Sunday, October 27, at 3pm at the Unitarian Universalist Area Church in Sherborn, a spiritual home for him for more than two decades, and he hopes all of his friends and colleagues will join in celebration.
Gary has been a scientist studying pharmacology and chronic pain at Brigham and Women’s Hospital since 1981. A 2014 graduate (Master of Divinity) of Andover Newton Theological School, Gary also serves as a chaplain at BWH, primarily for patients and families in the Hematology-Oncology division. Asked how he could merge being a rigorous scientist with being a “person of faith”, he answered “How could I not?” as science and faith both apprehend the mystery of being with wonder and awe.
Gary now lives in Upton, MA with his wife, Linnea Lof. In their blended family they share 6 children (ages 54 - 32) and 7 grandchildren (21-3 years old). They recently moved from Natick, where they had lived since 2005, to a circa 1930’s “country cottage” on Lake Wildwood which fulfills their wish to be as immersed in nature as possible, and they are grateful that the local critters have allowed their co-habitation with barely a quack, honk, croak or slap of the tail.